How did you come up with this dish?
I stole it from a friend.
What is your favorite, easy party recipe?
Bacon-wrapped figs or bacon-wrapped dates. Both are delicious. The dates are bit more caramel-like, the figs are chewier.
Tell us how to prepare your easy recipe.
Preheat the oven to 350.
Spread some aluminum foil on a cookie sheet.
Take a package of bacon (or as much as you want to use - but be warned they go fast) and cut it in half.
Wrap each half strip around the date or fig, and spear it with a toothpick.
Lay them on the cookie sheet.
Bake for 20 minutes or until the fat cooks off.
Tips and Tricks
- You can turn the dates/figs halfway through to cook evenly on both sides.
- Using the aluminum foil makes clean up easy. Just crumple it up and throw it away.
- Some people stuff the figs with almonds or blue cheese or both. Sounds good, but it's not necessary. These are delicious as is.