Fresh Figs with Maple and Hickory Smoked Bacon Glaze
Fall is just around the corner, and in Minnesota, fresh figs are in season.
Unfortunately, around here, just like summer, fig season comes and goes much too quickly. My favorite thing about this elusive little fruit is its versatility and the excitement it can bring to a simple recipe.
Although I love incorporating fresh figs into many meals like my Warm Cinnamon Quinoa with Sweet Figs recipe for breakfast, or my
Arugula with Fresh Figs and Goat Cheese salad, for an easy lunch or dinner salad, I also love serving fresh figs as a surprisingly different take on the highly sought after appetizers table when ever I entertain; at least when figs are in season, anyway.
The combination of a sweet maple syrup glaze mixed with salty smoked bacon and a splash of rice vinegar topped with chunks of bacon bits spooned over fresh, soft, sweet figs is a mouthful of culinary heaven on the lips.
In the world of fantastic appetizer options, this has got to be my all time favorite. If fresh figs are in season in your area, give this recipe a try. It could just be one of your new favorites too!