Bacon Wrapped Apricots with Jalapenos

Bacon Wrapped Apricots with Jalapenos-1

Today, I am sharing with you a great Game Day recipe – one of my favorite finger foods to bring to a party. The Big Game is coming up soon, so if you are looking for a great homegating recipe to add to your table spread, this is it! These bacon wrapped apricots with jalapenos are sweet and very mildly spicy, delicious and everyone loves them, even my 2 year old niece. 🙂  I have made these several times for family gatherings, holidays, parties and they are a big hit every time.

I always use Mezzetta’s jalapeno peppers for these bacon wrapped bites – these jalapeno peppers will make your dish a memorable one. #MostValueablePeppers. 

 These sweet and spicy bacon wrapped apricots are a big hit every time! Perfect appetizer for any party and family gathering.

Did I mention how easy to make these bacon wrapped apricots are? Wrap, bake 10 minutes, flip and bake another 10 minutes,  Also the ingredients are really simple: bacon, apricots, Mezzetta’s jalapeno peppers and toothpicks. Easy peasy! This is a great appetizer to bring to a homegating party for the Big Game!

 These sweet and spicy bacon wrapped apricots are a big hit every time! Perfect appetizer for any party and family gathering.

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 These sweet and spicy bacon wrapped apricots are a big hit every time! Perfect appetizer for any party and family gathering.

What you need

48 dried apricots

48 jalapeño slices

12 bacon slices, cut in four equal pieces – 48 pieces total (organic and pastured preferred)

48 toothpicks

 Instructions

Preheat oven to 400 F and line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and place a wire rack on top.

Cut the apricot horizontally, almost but not all the way through, and place one slice of jalapeño inside the apricot.Wrap the apricot in a piece of cut bacon, secure with a toothpick, and place on the wire rack. Repeat for remaining apricots.

Bake for 10 minutes. Flip the apricots and bake 10 more minutes, or until bacon is golden brown.

Enjoy!

 These sweet and spicy bacon wrapped apricots are a big hit every time! Perfect appetizer for any party and family gathering.

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 These sweet and spicy bacon wrapped apricots are a big hit every time! Perfect appetizer for any party and family gathering.

4.9 from 8 reviews
Bacon Wrapped Apricots with Jalapenos
 
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Serves: 48
Ingredients
  • 48 dried apricots
  • 48 jalapeño slices
  • 12 bacon slices, cut in four equal pieces (organic and pastured preferred)
  • 48 toothpicks
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 F and line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and place a wire rack on top.
  2. Cut the apricot horizontally, almost but not all the way through, and place one slice of jalapeño inside the apricot.Wrap the apricot in a piece of cut bacon, secure with a toothpick, and place on the wire rack. Repeat for remaining apricots.
  3. Bake for 10 minutes. Flip the apricots and bake 10 more minutes, or until bacon is golden brown.
  4. Enjoy!
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 54 g Calories: 47 Fat: 2.3 g Saturated fat: 0.7 g Unsaturated fat: 1.5 g Trans fat: 0 g Carbohydrates: 4.7 g Sugar: 3.6 g Sodium: 110 mg Fiber: 1.1 g Protein: 2.4 g Cholesterol: 5 mg

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22 comments on Bacon Wrapped Apricots with Jalapenos

  • Sarah

    This looks great! I’ve tried this before with just bacon and dates, but dates are SO sweet. Almost too much. Next time I’ll try your idea!

  • Sarah

    I’d definitely need company with this because I’d be too tempted to eat the whole lot – this looks too good!

  • Platter Talk

    Wow! Fantastic confluence of flavors going on here and an especially good use of apricots; thanks so much for sharing!

  • Kari

    I love bacon-wrapped asparagus, but never thought to pair with fruit and jalapeno. Will have to give this a try!

  • Sara @ Life's Little Sweets

    Wow, this is a great twist on a bacon-wrapped appetizer, pinning to my Entertaining board, thanks for sharing this recipe!

  • Just Jo

    Ooo, life itself is better for bacon 😉 I can well imagine how good these will taste. Sweet and salty, fruity and spicy. Definitely making these 😀

  • Oana @AdoreFoods

    I could snack on these pretty much everyday! I love all the ingredients you have used in this recipe, could easily become one of my favorite appetizer. Pinning to make them asap!

  • Anne Murphy

    Sweet/Saltysmoky/Hot – what a combination! I love it! (And pretty easy, too… Fabulous idea

  • Florentina

    This is going on my Super Bowl menu ! Just brilliant what you did here , way to rock it in the kitchen !

  • Marisa Franca @ All Our Way

    I can’t stop my mouth from watering. Oh the sweet the spicy and the salty — that is perfect!! This appetizer would be perfect anytime. Thanks for sharing.

  • Jessie

    Looks like a mouthwatering recipe. Thanks for sharing. I am saving this to my file now. 🙂

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