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Smoky Nut-Stuffed Apricots

  • 30 m
  • 40 m
Diabetic Living Magazine
“Dried apricots are stuffed with provolone cheese and pecan halves, then wrapped in bacon, baked, and served warm for a fresh take on a favorite appetizer.”

Ingredients

    • 16 dried pitted apricots
    • 2 ounces provolone cheese, cut into 16 small cubes
    • ⅛ teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)
    • 16 pecan or walnut halves, toasted
    • 8 slices turkey bacon, cooked according to package directions

Directions

  • 1 Preheat oven to 375°F. Cut a slit in the side of each apricot; gently pull apricot open at the slit. If desired, in a small bowl, toss together provolone cheese cubes and cayenne pepper. Place a cheese piece and a pecan piece into each apricot. Press apricots back together.
  • 2 Cool bacon slightly; cut each slice in half lengthwise. Wrap one bacon piece around each stuffed apricot. Use wooden toothpicks to secure.
  • 3 Arrange bacon-wrapped apricots on a greased or parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Bake about 8 minutes or until heated through and cheese is softened. Serve warm.
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