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Bacon Wrapped Figs

Pair With: Wine Spots Napa Valley Merlot


Serves: 6-8

  • 1 dozen fresh figs, gently washed and dried
  • 6 ounces bacon slices (cut in half)
  • 1/2 cup dry red wine
  • 1 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/8 tsp ground fresh pepper
  • 24 wooden toothpicks

  • Instructions

    In a heavy - bottomed small saucepan, dissolve brown sugar in the red wine on medium-low heat. Stir occasionally. Reduce wine mixture by half, until syrupy.

    Heat broiler on High.

    Cut figs lengthwise. Wrap each fig with a half slice of bacon and secure the bacon with toothpick pushing it through the fig. Place wrapped figs on a baking sheet.

    Cook 6" under broiler flame for 3 – 5 minutes on each side until bacon is browned.

    Put figs on a small platter and drizzle with wine syrup. Serve warm or at room temperature