Tempt My Tummy Tuesday… a super appetizer for parties!

by Lisa on June 20, 2011

Last weekend my friend shared a wonderful appetizer with us.  This was a fun summer gathering with brats, hamburgers, chips, dips, all the regular summertime cookout foods.   Once these bites of heaven came out of the oven, everyone converged on them and in no time they were GONE! Now, when I tell you the ingredients, you may not believe me, but the combination is awesome!  Ingredients: bacon, dried whole apricots, pickled jalapenos!  That is it!

Bacon Wrapped Apricots with a Kick!

  • center cut bacon
  • whole dried apricots
  • pickled jalapenos
  • toothpicks to hold the appetizer together
  1. Preheat oven 375.
  2. Cut the bacon in two, leaving shorted slices of bacon to work with.
  3. Wrap one whole dried apricot and one slice pickled jalapeno with one slice of bacon.  Secure with a toothpick.
  4. Place the individual bites on a cooling rack, then place the cooling rack on a foil-lined cookie sheet for cooking.  This will allow better heating.
  5. Cook on 375 for at least 20 minutes.  At 20 minutes, start checking them to make sure they are done.  You may have to cook a little longer.
  6. Remove from oven, and place on serving tray.  Allow to cool for a few minutes before serving. 
  7. Enjoy!

I think you will enjoy these bite-sized treats as much as we did. Thanks to C. J. for sharing the recipe and allowing me to tell all my TMTT friends about it! :-)

At this meal we also had some wonderful brats, as well.  Next week I will share that recipe which is the perfect way to cook brats, when planning a large party and you don’t want to be cooking at the grill the whole time everyone else is having fun.  So, make sure you come back, next week for that recipe.  :-)

{ 21 comments… read them below or add one }

Miz Helen June 20, 2011 at 7:55 pm

Hi Lisa,
Those Bacon Wrapped Apricot Bites will be on my table this week, those look awesome and we will just love them. Thank you for hosting and have a wonderful week!
Miz Helen

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Lisa June 20, 2011 at 9:07 pm

Helen, I know you will love them! :-)

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Jill June 20, 2011 at 8:39 pm

HI,
I shared my Gf Coconut Pecan Drop Cookies and an article I hope you enjoy!

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Lisa June 20, 2011 at 9:07 pm

They sound wonderful!

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Gretchen June 20, 2011 at 9:16 pm

Wow, those sound good. I am not usually brave enough to try things out of the ordinary but anything wrapped with bacon has to be good!

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Lisa~~ June 21, 2011 at 12:30 am

Those look wonderful and I know that we would love them. Thanks for the recipe.

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Aimee @ ShugarySweets June 21, 2011 at 6:07 am

Hi Lisa,
That appetizer looks great! Thanks for sharing with us. THanks also for hosting!
Aimee

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Lyuba June 21, 2011 at 7:48 am

Thank you for a great party!

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Candace June 21, 2011 at 9:23 am

I cannot wait to try those! We love apricots. That has to be a fantastic combination. Thanks so much for hosting! I’ve linked up my Lindt White Coconut Chewy Oatmeal Cream Pie Cookies today. Have a wonderful day!

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Tina (PinayInTexas) June 21, 2011 at 9:24 am

Wow…those bacon wrapped apricots are truly great for appetizer!
I’m sharing my deep fried stuffed peppers and homemade avocado ice cream!
Have an awesome Tuesday!

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Lisa @ Happy in Dole Valley June 21, 2011 at 10:02 am

Sharing our latest muffin recipe: Banana Bread Muffins. :) Thanks for hosting!

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angie June 21, 2011 at 10:20 am

these sound awesome and make me think of my grandmothers apricot tree she would use them in many different ways but never like this sounds awesome

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Groovy Mom June 21, 2011 at 10:32 am

Oh my those DO look delicious. A unique twist to the bacon-wrapped chestnuts we make around Christmas. I’m putting these on my “to try” list. Thank you!!!

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Bibi June 21, 2011 at 10:40 am

My goodness, those bacon wrapped apricots sound delicious. I need to stop by fruit stand and pick up some fresh apricots for our bbq this weekend.

Thank you for hosting. I shared my potato pancakes.

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Mrs H June 21, 2011 at 11:17 am

Mmmm those sound delish! I do a similar recipe with bacon wrapped mini hot dogs and brown sugar on top and they would compliment each other perfectly…I’ll have to try these!

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Michelle June 21, 2011 at 11:34 am

Interesting – I’ve never seen pickled jalapeno before. I may have to look that up, as this sounds like a really fun appetizer!

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Becky June 21, 2011 at 3:29 pm
Kristin June 21, 2011 at 9:46 pm

NUM! How do I vote for your link!? Bacon wrapped ANYTHING is delish!!!
Have a lovely evening!

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Lisa @ Stop and Smell the Chocolates June 24, 2011 at 4:50 pm

I haven’t heard of that combo before – very interesting! I bet they are yummy!!

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Lilli June 24, 2011 at 5:59 pm

Hi Lisa! Thanks for yet another FUN linky party, I linked up
2 new projects I hope you’ll like them ;)

XOXO,
Lilli

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DaddyBill January 3, 2013 at 5:24 pm

THESE ARE WONDERFUL!!!

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