Monday, August 2, 2010

bacon-wrapped figs with blue cheese

you will need: toothpicks, paring knife, small baking dish
yields 4 servings

8 strips microwave bacon
8 tablespoons crumbled blue cheese
8 ripe green or black figs, trimmed

preheat oven to 475 degrees.

make a small x-shaped incision in the bottom of fig. take 1 tablespoon of blue cheese and press it together. insert into the bottom of fig. wrap bacon around fig and secure with a toothpick. repeat until all figs are wrapped.

place figs in baking dish. bake 8 minutes or until the bacon begins to crisp and some cheese oozes out. let cool 1 minute before serving. may turn halfway thru if bacon is cooking unevenly.

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