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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.
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!
Hosting a game day party can be fun, but it can also be a hassle to come up with some recipe ideas. If you’re looking for some inspiration for your next homegating get-together, be sure to visit the #MezzettaHomegating social hub here or search on social media with the hashtag.
What you need
48 dried apricots
48 jalapeño slices
12 bacon slices, cut in four equal pieces – 48 pieces total (organic and pastured preferred)
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.
More Easy & Delicious Appetizers
- Smoked Salmon Cucumber Bites
- Bacon Wrapped Pineapple Bites
- Spinach and Artichoke Dip
- Sausage Balls
- Smoked Salmon Crostini
How To Make Bacon Wrapped Apricots
Bacon Wrapped Apricots with Jalapenos
- 48 dried apricots
- 48 jalapeño pepper slices
- 12 bacon slices, cut in four equal pieces (organic and pastured preferred)
- 48 to toothpicks
- 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.
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Looks like a mouthwatering recipe. Thanks for sharing. I am saving this to my file now. 🙂
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.
This is going on my Super Bowl menu ! Just brilliant what you did here , way to rock it in the kitchen !
Aww, thanks Florentina! 🙂
Sweet/Saltysmoky/Hot – what a combination! I love it! (And pretty easy, too… Fabulous idea
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!
I know, me too Oana! Thanks for stopping by!
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 😀
Yes, definitely, bacon makes everything so good!
Wow, this is a great twist on a bacon-wrapped appetizer, pinning to my Entertaining board, thanks for sharing this recipe!
Thanks for sharing Sara!
I love bacon-wrapped asparagus, but never thought to pair with fruit and jalapeno. Will have to give this a try!
Hope you enjoy them, Kari! 🙂
These would definitely be great with grilled chicken! Looks great!
I agree! Thank you!
Wow! Fantastic confluence of flavors going on here and an especially good use of apricots; thanks so much for sharing!
Thank you! Glad you like them!
I’d definitely need company with this because I’d be too tempted to eat the whole lot – this looks too good!
I know, they are very addictive! 🙂
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!
Thanks, Sarah! I think you will like this version with jalapenos! 🙂