Anticipate impromptu guests this holiday season with this fast and flavorful appetizer recipe that uses only four ingredients – bacon, blue cheese, dried figs and fig cookies! Plus, keep ingredients for a cheese and anti-pasta tray on hand for instant holiday hospitality.
6 strips of hardwood-smoked thickly sliced maple bacon
12 fig cookies (like Fig Newtons)
2 ounces Simply Artisan Reserve Center Cut Blue Cheese
6 dried Turkish brown figs
Preheat oven to 375 F degrees. Line rimmed baking sheet with foil. Cut bacon in half crosswise so that the 6 strips become 12 shorter strips. Cut blue cheese into 12 approximate ½ teaspoon chunks. Slice dried figs in half lengthwise. To assemble, top one fig cookie with blue cheese. Top blue cheese with fig, cut side down. Wrap with bacon, using tooth pick to secure. Place on prepared baking sheet. If you have a rack or crisper sheet, set this on top of baking sheet for more even cooking. Place Figgy Blue Cheese Bacon Bites on sheet and bake for approximately 25 minutes or until bacon is crisped and cheese is bubbling.