Maple Encrusted Bacon-Wrapped Figs

Clearly, bacon-wrapped-anything is delicious. So is the combination of sweet and salty (thanks, biology!). When you put those two already potent combos together, however, you get something truly scrumptious.

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These little bite-sized morsels of deliciousness are a breeze to whip up and make great finger foods for get-together and snacks.

Ingredients:

  • 8 fresh figs, cut in half
  • 8 strips of bacon, cut in half (so you’ll have 16 shorter strips)
  • Coarse sea salt
  • Maple syrup

Steps:

1. Wrap each half of a fresh fig in a strip of bacon. It’ll look something like this (although these were already baked but I just wanted to show the wrapping):

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2. While you’re wrapping the figs, preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

3. Bake for 15 minutes.

4. Take out of the oven (but keep your oven on) and sprinkle a pinch of sea salt on each.

5. Pour a dollop of maple syrup over each bacon wrapped fig (I’ll leave how much to you).

6. Stick back in the oven for 5 minutes (still at 350).

7. Remove from oven and let cool for at least 10 minutes. You can also stick them in the fridge for 5 minutes after that if you want them more crunchy. (I’ll be honest, we tend to eat them before that happens but it does make them better.)

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