The perfect blend of sweet and salty, Bacon Wrapped Figs is a unique appetizer that will impress your guests!
Talk about easy. These Bacon Wrapped Figs only take 20 minutes to make and are sweet, salty, peppery, and delicious all in one bite. This simple 2-ingredient appetizer is the answer to all of your entertaining prayers.
GETTING FANCY WITH FIGS
I know figs aren’t precisely the first ingredient you think of when deciding what appetizers to serve, but figs are sweet and delicious, and these happen to be wrapped in bacon! You also can’t go wrong with any 2-ingredient recipe that you can prep in advance and cook in 20 minutes!
If you’re still feeling fancy, you may want to give Salmon Smoked Crostini or Baked Brie a try at your next engagement.
OTHER RECIPES TO SERVE WITH BACON WRAPPED FIGS
- Cracker Canapes – Nothing beats a table full of delicious appetizers, and these canapes offer something for everyone!
- Refrigerator Pickles – Impress your guests with homemade pickle slices on your next charcuterie board.
- Herb and Garlic Marinated Olives – These salty and addicting marinated olives are a personal favorite of mine.
Figs: I personally use dried figs in this recipe. The main reason is that you can find dried figs year-round in any grocery store. Fresh figs work great too, but they’re typically only in season during the summer months.
Bacon: Trust me when I say you’ll want to use pepper bacon for this recipe! You won’t regret it!
HOW TO MAKE BACON WRAPPED FIGS
STEP ONE: Start by preheating the oven to 425 degrees F. Next, line a baking sheet with foil and set it aside. Continue by cutting the bacon strips in half. Wrap 1/2 slice of peppered bacon around each fig and secure it with a toothpick. Place the wrapped figs on the lined baking sheet, seam side down.
STEP TWO: Place the wrapped figs in the oven for 15-20 minutes or until the bacon is perfectly cooked. The bacon will be crispy, not mushy. Remove the figs from the oven and plate them on your favorite platter to serve.
TIPS FOR SUCCESS
- It is possible to overcook the bacon as well as undercook it. Keep an eye on them in the oven, so they don’t get too crispy. This isn’t the time or place for burnt bacon!
- I mentioned it already, but the peppered bacon is key in balancing the fig’s sweetness with the bacon’s saltiness.
CAN I PREP BACON WRAPPED FIGS IN ADVANCE
Sure can! This is one of my favorite recipes because you can do all the prep work ahead of time! You can quickly wrap the figs in the peppered bacon and place them in a container and pop it in the fridge for up to 2 days until they’re ready to go in the oven. They’re the perfect app for your next party and a great time-saver if you’re planning in advance.
WHAT TO SERVE WITH BACON WRAPPED FIGS
This Bacon Wrapped Fig recipe will elevate your charcuterie board game to the next level! Serve these tasty figs with the usual selection of cheeses, salami, fresh fruits, and crackers. Then surprise everyone with some Tomato Jam, a fresh homemade Three Olive Tapenade, and the real star- Bacon Wrapped Figs! You can even serve them with a side of honey or maple syrup for dipping!
OTHER INSPIRED APPETIZERS
- Spicy Chicken Tortilla Roll Ups
- Warm and Cheesy Crack Dip
- Chicken Parmesan Sliders
- Bacon Wrapped Smokies
- Chicken Artichoke Bites
- Bacon and Rotel Cups
*This post was originally posted on 04/02/2020
- 9 ounces dried mission figs (24 figs)
- 1 pound pepper bacon
- Maple Syrup for dipping (optional)
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with foil and set aside.
- Cut the bacon strips in half so that you have 24 short strips.
- Wrap one short bacon strip around a fig and secure it with a toothpick. Repeat with remaining figs and bacon. Place the figs onto the prepared baking sheet.
- Bake for 15 to 20 minutes until the bacon is cooked and crispy.
- Remove from oven and transfer figs to a serving platter. Serve warm with maple syrup for dipping, if desired.
I think you should pour a dollup of maple syrup over each fig. Adds depth of taste. Must use fresh figs .
Aubrey Cota says
Great idea, I’ll have to try that!
Thanks for this recipe! We have a fig tree and I’m always trying to figure out creative ways to use those sweet little babies…THIS IS PERFECT!~TJ
These look delicious! Did you use fresh or dried figs?
Thanks Nikki! I used dried but I bet either would be great!