Bacon Wrapped Figs

Crispy bacon wrapped around sweet figs, a tasty appetizer to serve before the main course. A unique combination of sweet and savory, bacon wrapped figs are easy to make and delicious. 

Bacon Wrapped Figs | Cooking with a Wallflower

Summer means it’s time for ripe figs.

My grandma lives a few houses down from a neightbor who has a fig tree in his front yard. Once figs are ripe, they fall from the branches, splatter, and cause a big mess on the grass. Since that fig tree is huge, he’s willing to share his bounty. He keeps a wooden ladder permanently under the tree to allow anyone who wants figs to have easy access to picking them. That means we have an almost unlimited supply of fresh ripe figs. =)

Figs

From one of the first batches of figs, I decided to make bacon wrapped figs. Have you had them before? It’s a mixture of so many flavors and texture. Baked crispy bacon on the outside and soft sweet figs on the inside. It’s so addictive. I can’t stop eating after a couple.

Bacon Wrapped Figs | Cooking with a Wallflower

Two ingredients, tons of flavor. What are you waiting for? Try it now!

Bacon Wrapped Figs | Cooking with a Wallflower

First, preheat the oven to 350oF. Line a baking pan with foil and lightly grease with nonstick cooking spray. I’m doing this to keep the bacon from sticking to the foil.

Use either regular bacon or turkey bacon. I generally prefer turkey bacon because it has less fat, but it doesn’t get very crispy when baked. For this recipe, since I had regular bacon on hand, I used that instead.

Bacon

I did remove some of the fat lining the bacon. I can’t help it. That’s how I eat bacon. Ask my roommate from college. We used to go to the dining hall for breakfast early in the morning. I would pile my plate with bacon strips and tater tots. I know, super healthy, right? Lol. Just kidding. I’d eat my bacon slowly so that I can remove the fat. I love the taste of bacon itself, but not the fat.

Bacon

Cut each fig in half. You want your figs to be as ripe as possible because that’s when it’s at its sweetest. Wrap a single bacon strip around each fig halves. Then lay the bacon wrapped fig down on the loose end, that way they don’t unwrap while they bake. Continue until all the figs and bacon are used.

Figs

Bacon Wrapped Figs | Cooking with a Wallflower

Bake them in the oven for 10-13 minutes or until the bacon is crispy. Every oven is different so it might be take more or less time for you.

Serve the bacon wrapped figs warm. Enjoy!

Bacon Wrapped Figs | Cooking with a Wallflower

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  1. nugget59 says:

    Delicious looking. Bacon is a perfect food and figs are just yummy. I will have to try this, but living in the Midwest, I will likely not be able to use the ladder your grandma’s neighbor leaves out – I’m a little scared of heights anyway (I like my feet on the ground). I’ll find figs somewhere.

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