Bacon-Wrapped Apricots with Sage



If you are wondering what to serve your guests at your next soiree....I would say to give these Bacon-Wrapped Apricots with Sage a try. I've always loved bacon-wrapped dates so why not apricots? I also love the addition of sage. It's a nice complement to the dried apricot. Brushed with maple syrup, these really are a treat!

I can't think of a better appetizer you can throw together in a flash, they are that simple to make. I appreciate their chic look, especially if you use cute little serving sticks.

This recipe makes two dozen, but you might want to double it as they will disappear fast. These bites are especially perfect for cocktail hour and you won't be stuck in the kitchen making them while guests party it up.


Preheat oven to 375o F. Place a sage leaf on each apricot.


Wrap each apricot with a piece of bacon and place seam side down on a baking sheet.


Bake until bacon is beginning to crisp, 6 to 10 minutes each side (this will depend on your oven, they will first brown on the bottom so flip one over to see how they are doing). Remove from the oven and brush with the maple syrup.


Serve with cute toothpicks!

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Bacon Wrapped Apricots with Sage

Recipe from: Adapted from Real Simple | Serves: 24

Ingredients

  • 24 small fresh sage leaves
  • 24 large dried apricots
  • 8 slices bacon, cut crosswise into thirds
  • 2 Tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • toothpicks for serving

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 375 F. Place a sage leaf on each apricot. Wrap each apricot with a piece of bacon and place seam side down on a baking sheet. Bake until bacon is beginning to crisp, 6 to 10 minutes each side (this will depend on your oven, they will brown first on the bottom so flip one over to see how they are doing). Remove from the oven and brush with the maple syrup.
  • -Keep warm in a 250 F oven if they are ready before your guests arrive.
  • Serve with toothpicks.

 

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34 Comments

  1. I love bacon wrapped water chestnuts. These have got to be incredible. Love your forks!

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  2. Traci 2

    I had a nice lunch and am not even hungry….or so I thought! These will go nicely as a prelude to the “wing-a-palooza” my hubby is hosting next month! Yummmm

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  3. dawn 3

    These are simply elegant!!

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  4. Love this! Nothing beats appreciating simple real food and flavors. And as usual… beautiful photography!

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  5. OMG. Those look delicious. Pork fat rules. I’ve wrapped scallops with bacon, chicken liver with bacon, melon with bacon, but never apricots. But I love apricots. I bet this would be delicious washed down with some Argyle Brut Rosé.

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  6. rose 6

    continue being colorful with lots of gorgeous textures! What an innovation; thank you for sharing such beautiful photos!

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  7. Kate 7

    This looks marvelous and simple enough for kids to help. Wonderful!

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  8. But of course, but of course. That sweet, salty, savory combination is the one that hits every spot.

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  9. Mmmmmmm.

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  10. ok so bacon wrappd anything has me fom the get go. I absolutely love drool love pitted prunes wrapped in bacon, we know them as Devils on horseback. You can stuff the prunes with anything too, almonds, fetta, camembert let your imagination run wild.

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  11. annbb 11

    What a great flavor combination! And you’ve made such a beautiful presentation!

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  12. Julie 12

    I’ll bet I’d like these way better than the bacon wrapped dates!

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  13. Liz C. 13

    Oh. Mmmmmrrrrrrrrrooooowwww! I can’t wait to give these babies a try. Bacon seems like the perfect thing to tame the *puckery* taste of the apricots. Brilliant!

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  14. Miriam 14

    I make a similar thing with prunes, but I had never tried with apricots. And I like the sage addition!

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  15. Robert 15

    The addition of the sage is what make my mouth water on these–looks like a perfect savory combination w/ the sweetness and saltiness of the bacon and apricot. And a perfect size for a quick appetizer.

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  16. Katrina 16

    Mmm, I love apricots! These sound/look great!

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  17. Tammy 17

    When I saw the title of this post I thought “no way”! Then I saw the picture and decided “yes way”! You amazed me!

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  18. Maggie 18

    Wow, never thought of this but they sound delicious!

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  19. Lea Ann 19

    Cathy these look fabulous. I’m getting ready to create a peach cookbook for charity. I’m going to try this with peaches. Should work.

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  20. elra 20

    Sweet and savory, how delish!

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  21. Ooooo I’ve done this with dates but never knew what to do with apricots – I love this idea!

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  22. June 22

    Wow this looks wonderful. I’ll give ’em a try (with dates too). Have never made either but that’s about to change. Thanks Cathy!

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  23. Great appetizer!

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  24. Oh yum. I am such a sweet-salty freak. I’d devour the whole platter.

    My brother sometimes makes something similar for barbecues that you might appreciate. He wraps slices of fresh peaches in prosciutto, skewers them, and puts them on the grill. To die for.

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  25. Lisa Sipple 25

    I am going to make these for a get together this weekend! Thanks!

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  26. Marjie 26

    Do I have to share?

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  27. Wow, I can’t wait for apricot season around here. Making this with apricots fresh from the vine would be divine! :)

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  28. Pam 28

    Nice! They look so delicious – anything is better wrapped in bacon.

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  29. I am always looking for something else to wrap bacon around. This is great!

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  30. DW 30

    Oh my goodness… sweet and savory bundles of joy! And the sage.. the sage takes these to another plane of existence. Thanks for sharing!

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  31. DW 31

    Oh my goodness. Sweet and savory bundles of bliss! and the sage… the sage takes these to another plane of existence. Thanks for sharing!

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  32. Melynda 32

    What a delicious flavor combination.

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  33. Lindsey 33

    I googled these ingredients after trying this at an elegant outdoor wedding. I can’t believe I found the recipe! We couldn’t leave the app servers for the actual catering, they were that good!

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  34. Richard Warren 34

    So basically it’s like an Apricot Saltimbocca with an American twist? Yum!

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