Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Bacon Wrapped Apricots with Sage-PIGskin Challenge Year 3!

I can't believe it's time for my Personal PIGskin Challenge again, and this year I'm extra excited:@) If you're new to this, at the beginning of Football Season I choose a food to focus on for the 17 weeks of games, trying to make things that will be fun for parties and the holidays.
Year 3 will be...
Oh yes, that most perfect salty, smoky, crunchy, yummy Food of the Gods-Bacon! 

Of course that perked a couple ears up, but I think Earl will get over it... 

For Week One I decided to make an appy that I bookmarked last year...
Bacon Wrapped Apricots with Sage
Love the salty-sweetness of this perfect bite sized munchie! Not sure what the sage brings to the party,
if you don't have it I think it could easily be left out.
Oh and, you don't need to have fun little picks in your team colors but um, all the cool kids do:@)
Go Eagles!!! Boy I love football season!

Bacon Wrapped Apricots with Sage-from Noble Pig
24 small fresh sage leaves
24 dried apricots
8 slices of bacon cut into thirds
2 Tblsp pure maple syrup
picks for serving
  1. Preheat oven to 375.
  2. Place apricot on piece of bacon and sage leaf on apricot.
  3. Wrap bacon around apricot and place on baking sheet seam side down.
  4. Bake 6-10 minutes on each side. 
  5. Brush with maple syrup once out of the oven.
  6. Serve warm.
Have a happy day:@)

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  1. I'd love these, sweet and salty. Bookmarking this one!

  2. Oh my! Sweet and salty is my ultimate fav! Poor Earl :o)

  3. Hi Lynn, your post made me smile. Since we are fans of the football kind of pigskin Your bacon wrapped apricots made me laugh. I expected some football talk. Mmmmmm they sure look good. I'm not sure Earl will get over this one. HA!

    xo, Jeanne

  4. I think if I made these, they might just have to be dinner! They sound so....... good! YUM!

  5. This is such a fun post,I love blogn' wit ya!...the apricot appy sounds and looks delish,shucks don't everything taste better wrapped in BACON,sorry Earl!...but we love us some bacon.

  6. Well, you'll have plenty of tasty recipes with your special ingredient - bacon!

  7. What's not to love about anything with bacon? I can't wait to see what you'll be sharing. One of my all time favorite appetizers is bacon wrapped water chestnuts. Hmmmmm I'm thinking I need to share that one.

  8. Sounds like a winner! Is Earl still talking to you?

  9. GASP - love this idea, though sans sage. Now i am also thinking how much I love grilled peaches and how good would they be wrapped in bacon with syrup on top?

  10. Oh my, these look delightful! I've never made them with sage ~ but I love it, and it grows abundantly in the herb garden... ya got me going! :D xo ~m

  11. I love bacon-wrapped everything! These sound delicious and even though I'm not looking forward to fall, football season is always fun in Wisconsin.

  12. Cheer up Earl..I still cooking with the plentiful bacon YET!

  13. I am so glad you picked bacon!!! What a fantastic appetizer...I'm certain I'll be bookmarking lot of these recipes :)

  14. This looks so delicious. I love how few ingredients it takes to make something so yummy!

  15. Oh boy, this sounds good. Sorry Earl!
    We will be cheering for the Eagles this week but I think it is a different flock.
    Have a fun weekend, Ginger

  16. I have a friend who says everything is better with bacon so this must be delish.

  17. Hi Lynn,
    Wa Hoo, its BACON TIME, I love it. These little Bacon Wrapped Apricots with Sage look so good! Hope you have a great weekend and thanks for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  18. YUMMY! I have not had bacon in quite awhile and I have such a desire for it! I'm sure these were wonderful taste explosions to eat.

  19. Lynn! I love your selection for the food challenge...Bacon!!! Oh yummy! I have a great bacon appetizer recipe... if you want it for your challenge just let me know. I hope you will share this sweet and savory dish at ON THE MENU MONDAY!

  20. Hi Lynn,

    I wonder why I am hungry now... ;) Yummy!!! Thanks for having left a couple of lovely comments on my blog -- so very much appreciated. Of course, I would love to welcome you back to my blog. Currently, I have have two giveaways -- details are on the left sidebar of my blog.

    Greetings from Germany,

  21. Oh you picked a good one. Bacon has got to be the most awesome snack food to work with. Can't wait to see what you come up with!

  22. Lynn~ Bacon is the perfect food for your pigskin challenge (sorry Earl :) and I know these have got to be good! We're fans of bite size munchies and the sweet/salty combination would score a touchdown at our house!


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