These bacon wrapped figs are perfect for any entertaining event! Stuffed with cheese and wrapped with bacon, these figs are the perfect delicious bite.
This recipe was originally developed for Heinen's.
This recipe combines three of my favorite things - cheese, bacon, and figs! Yum.
I absolutely love entertaining and I'm always looking for fun new appetizers to serve my guests.
This bacon wrapped figs recipe is great for entertaining. It's the perfect combination of sweet and salty, and each bite is super easy to eat.
Bacon Wrapped Figs Ingredients
Here are the ingredients you'll need for this recipe:
- Figs - this recipe uses dried figs, but fresh figs will work too!
- Bacon - strips cut into thirds
- Creamy cheese - I used BelGioioso Crescenza-Stracchio
- Oregano - fresh or dried
- Rosemary - fresh or dried
- Honey - for serving
Bacon Wrapped Figs Directions
First, preheat the oven to 350 F.
Fill a medium sized saucepan with water and bring to a simmer. Add figs, cover, then remove from the heat. Let the figs sit for 5 minutes, until they are plump and rehydrated. This step helps the figs get bigger and easier to stuff. If you are using fresh figs, skip this step.
Remove the figs from water, pat dry, and set them aside.
Combine cheese, oregano, and rosemary in a small bowl. Mix well.
Slice off the stem of each fig and cut a small slit down the side of the fig. Stuff a small spoonful of the cheese mixture and wrap with a piece of bacon. Secure the bacon with a tooth pick.
A tip - wrap the bacon as tightly as possible to keep the cheese secure in the figs.
Place the figs on a lined baking sheet and bake for 25 minutes.
Drizzle with honey and serve.
If the figs ooze out some cheese while cooking, this is perfectly ok. I promise they will still taste delicious!
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Wooden Serving Board - This recipe looks so gorgeous served on a wooden serving board. I love this one so much - it's so affordable and so pretty. Plus, you can use it for plenty of other uses, like charcuterie boards or serving drinks.
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More Appetizer Recipes
If you love entertaining as much as me, you'll love the following delicious appetizer recipes. They are great for a crowd or for a fancy date night at home.
Sausage Bruschetta - This is one of my earliest and favorite recipes I have on the blog. My dad created this recipe as a copycat of an appetizer we had in Italy. Trust me - this one is GOOD. Friends and family frequent request this whenever we host company!
Cheesy Garlic Butter Pull Apart Bread - Do I really need to explain this one? It's got the trinity of delicious - cheese, garlic, and bread. This recipe will never not be a good idea!
Whipped Goat Cheese and Tomato Tart - I absolutely love this appetizer. With store bought puff pastry, tomatoes, and a decadent whipped goat cheese, this tart looks super hard, but is actually so easy. And so, so good.
Bacon Wrapped Figs
- 20-25 dried figs
- 8 strips bacon cut into thirds
- ½ package BelGioioso Crescenza-Stracchino or 4 oz creamy cheese, such as brie
- 1 tsp fresh or dried oregano
- 1 tsp fresh or dried rosemary
- Honey for serving
- Preheat the oven to 350˚F.
- Fill a medium-size saucepan with water and bring to a simmer. Add the figs, cover, then remove from the heat. Let the figs sit for about 5 minutes, or until they are plump and rehydrated. Remove the figs from water, pat dry and set aside.
- Combine the cheese, oregano and rosemary in a small bowl. Mix well.
- Slice off the stem of each fig and cut a small slit down the side. Stuff with a small spoonful of the cheese mixture, then wrap tightly with a piece of bacon. Place a toothpick through the fig, holding it together. Repeat until all figs are stuffed, wrapped with bacon and assembled with a toothpick.
- Place the figs on a lined baking sheet. Bake for 25 minutes.
- Drizzle with honey and serve.
- You may also use fresh figs in this recipe. If you use fresh figs, use the whole package of Belgioioso Crescenza-Stracchino and cut bacon slices in half instead of thirds.
- Some cheese may leak out of the fig – that’s ok! It will still taste delicious.