Introduction: Roasted Bacon Wrapped Apricots

 We had a bumper crop of apricots this year.  We had a few left on my tree so I decided to experiment with them.  I made roasted apricots and wrapped them in bacon and cheese.   My husband loved them.  I thought they were pretty good myself. 

Step 1: Ingredients

8 Apricots washed, sliced, and seeded
1 Small wedge of Brie cheese
Agave nectar (few drops optional)
4 Slices  cooked bacon
16 tooth picks not shown
16 small springs Rosemary 
Several Tablespoons granulated sugar

I did not use a lot of utensils:  cutting board, knife, bowls, skillet, cookie sheet.

2 Servings



Step 2: Cook Bacon


I cooked the bacon on top of the stove because I like it crispy and very well done.  Scooch was thinking I could simplify this recipe by preparing the apricot by wrapping the uncooked bacon around the apricot, adding the cheese, rosemary,  and sweetener and bake it in the oven.  I don't have much experience in baking fruit with bacon in the oven so I found a recipe online very similar to mine.  Here is the link if you decide to bake the wrapped apricot all together in one shot.  Please share if you would like to.  I would love to see another way to cook this.  It is so good!  http://noblepig.com/2010/04/baconwrapped-apricots-with-sage/.

Step 3: Wash, Slice, and Seed

While the bacon is cooking  . . . . . . wash, slice,and pit the apricots.
Cook the bacon until done.  You want it soft enough to wrap the apricot.
 

Step 4: Coat the Apricots

Coat the apricots in the sugar and place them on the cookie sheet.

Step 5: Roast the Apricots

Roast the apricots about 7-8 minutes in the broiler.
While they are roasting prepare the rosemary by washing and cutting a few sprigs.
Remove the roasted apricots from the oven.
 
 

Step 6: Method

Cut the bacon slices in half.
Place one slice of bacon on a plate.
Center the apricot over it.
Add one drop of Agave nectar.
Trim a piece of Brie cheese and place it in the center.
Add a rosemary sprig.
Pull up the bacon and secure with a tooth pick.

Step 7: Sunshiine's Final Thoughts

We both liked these very much.  I think the Agave nectar and the Brie cheese gave it a nice flavor.  The bacon was wonderful.
The best part was . . . . . . . they were quick and easy.

In closing I would like to thank  our instructables company, sponsors,  authors, readers, and members, for making this community a great success!  Many hours of time and hard work has been put into making this place the best DIY on the Internet. Have a splendorous day!    
Sunshiine

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AussieAnglerGal made it! (author)2012-11-05

that looks very interesting :)

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sunshiine made it! (author)sunshiine2012-11-06

Thanks for stopping by to take a peek! Hope your day shines!

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susanchen2011 made it! (author)2012-07-17

How delicious.

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sunshiine made it! (author)sunshiine2012-07-17

Oh it is very good! Thanks for commenting and have a splendorous day!
Sunshiine

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scoochmaroo made it! (author)2012-07-13

Now I'm wondering if you could wrap the bacon and apricot and put them in the broiler together? Cut down on a step or two. . .

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sunshiine made it! (author)sunshiine2012-07-13

You could I suppose, I cooked the bacon separately because I like my bacon very done. You probably know how long it takes to kill any bacteria. I would not cook the apricot any longer than I suggested because it is so delicate.

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scoochmaroo made it! (author)2012-07-07

Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous. Very impressive!

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sunshiine made it! (author)sunshiine2012-07-07

Thanks so much, I have been experimenting with light. Enjoy your weekend!
sunshiine

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bajablue made it! (author)2012-07-06

Salty-sweet is my favorite flavor. ;-P~ Beautiful work!

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sunshiine made it! (author)sunshiine2012-07-06

Thanks for the compliment! I am actually working on another one that might amaze you!

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bajablue made it! (author)bajablue2012-07-06

I'll be watching and waiting. I love surprises!

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sunshiine made it! (author)sunshiine2012-07-06

You will love this one if I do it right! It is weird.

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ChrysN made it! (author)2012-07-06

These look amazing!

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sunshiine made it! (author)sunshiine2012-07-06

Thanks ChrysN! They were!

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ChrysN made it! (author)ChrysN2012-07-06

I'll have to take your word for it, I don't think using vegetarian bacon would be quite as good, though I think I will try with just the brie, rosemary and roasted apricots. It is still a bit early here to get apricots but when they are ready I will be sure to try it.

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sunshiine made it! (author)sunshiine2012-07-06

I have eaten fake bacon before. You might be right about that because I think fake bacon taste better crispy. You might use it for garnish. Let me know what you think. We are older and our taste buds aren't as some.

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jessyratfink made it! (author)2012-07-06

Oh wowwwwww! I need some of these.

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sunshiine made it! (author)sunshiine2012-07-06

I offer cyber deliver! Hope they satisfied your palate!
sunshiine

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canucksgirl made it! (author)2012-07-06

Gorgeous photo's sunshiine! I'm drooling all over the keyboard... do you deliver? lol

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sunshiine made it! (author)sunshiine2012-07-06

Sure do! It is called cyber delivery!

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