Roasted Bacon Wrapped Apricots

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 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. 
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Step 1: Ingredients

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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

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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

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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

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

Step 5: Roast The Apricots

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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

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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.

that looks very interesting :)
sunshiine (author)  AussieAnglerGal2 years ago
Thanks for stopping by to take a peek! Hope your day shines!
How delicious.
sunshiine (author)  susanchen20113 years ago
Oh it is very good! Thanks for commenting and have a splendorous day!
scoochmaroo3 years ago
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. . .
sunshiine (author)  scoochmaroo3 years ago
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.
scoochmaroo3 years ago
Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous. Very impressive!
sunshiine (author)  scoochmaroo3 years ago
Thanks so much, I have been experimenting with light. Enjoy your weekend!
bajablue3 years ago
Salty-sweet is my favorite flavor. ;-P~ Beautiful work!
sunshiine (author)  bajablue3 years ago
Thanks for the compliment! I am actually working on another one that might amaze you!
I'll be watching and waiting. I love surprises!
sunshiine (author)  bajablue3 years ago
You will love this one if I do it right! It is weird.
ChrysN3 years ago
These look amazing!
sunshiine (author)  ChrysN3 years ago
Thanks ChrysN! They were!
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.
sunshiine (author)  ChrysN3 years ago
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.
Oh wowwwwww! I need some of these.
sunshiine (author)  jessyratfink3 years ago
I offer cyber deliver! Hope they satisfied your palate!
canucksgirl3 years ago
Gorgeous photo's sunshiine! I'm drooling all over the keyboard... do you deliver? lol
sunshiine (author)  canucksgirl3 years ago
Sure do! It is called cyber delivery!