Apricot season is here! These little fruity gems taste especially delicious when balanced with something salty, like bacon. Throw in some tart chèvre, or goat cheese, and the sweetness of brown sugar and honey, and you’ve got an especially tasty snack!
(Psst! This original recipe is from Danielle Kartes at Rustic Joyful Food. If you haven’t yet, I heartily recommend that you run, don’t walk, to check out her fantastic cookbooks and recipes!)
NOTE: I used turkey bacon in these photos, as that is what I had on hand. Feel free to use whatever type of bacon you prefer. If you use turkey bacon, drizzle a little olive oil on top so they still get crispy!
TIP: Not everyone enjoys the sharp flavor of chèvre (goat cheese). If you prefer, try substituting mascarpone for a more mellow taste.
Roasted Apricots with Chèvre and Bacon
(Original recipe: Rustic Joyful Food – My Heart’s Table)
6 ripe apricots
1/2 C brown sugar
1/2 C chèvre (goat cheese)
12 slices bacon of your choice
Honey to finish
Preheat your oven to 425F.
Slice apricots in half and discard the pits.
Stuff each apricot half with 1 tsp of brown sugar, and cover the sugar with 1 tsp of chèvre. Wrap each apricot half in a single slice of bacon.
Place all apricot bundles on a lined baking sheet and roast them for 15-20 minutes or until the bacon is crisp and browned.
Drizzle with honey and enjoy!