Bacon Wrapped Fresh Figs with Honey and Almond Butter
Fig season is so short and scarce. They are a fragile fruit and spoil quickly so when I can get my hands on them I use them immediately. But if you’ve ever had a fresh fig, you understand the joy of stumbling upon them.
I’ve made blue cheese and honey figs and that’s usually my go to fig recipe because it’s so simple and quick but…..I stumbled on THIS RECIPE at taylormadeitpaleo.com and must bow down to Taylor because the combination of flavors in this recipe is totally mind blowing. But as she puts it “your paleo mind will be blown”. With a description like that, I had to try it. Turns out, Taylor was right.
These decadent figs would make a beautiful appetizer for a dinner party or a special treat for a night in. Either way, you haven’t had figs until you’ve tried this recipe.
- 5 fresh figs (I used black mission), cut in half lengthwise and stems removed
- 5 pieces of bacon, cut in half
- Creamy almond butter
- Preheat oven to 350.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Slice bacon in half making 10 pieces.
- Stem and halve your figs making 10 pieces all together.
- Lay each piece of bacon on parchment paper and a fig on top of each piece, sliced side up.
- Drizzle a little less than a ¼ teaspoon of honey on top of each fig, wrap bacon around fig and turn over so that the fig is now face down and the bacon halves are secured under the fig.
- Bake for 15 - 20 minutes or until the bacon is cooked and browned.
- Remove from oven and serve topped with a small dollop of almond butter.
- Unbelievably delicious!!