Bacon wrapped prunes are a delicious 2 ingredient appetizer, great for any occasion. You’ll love the combination of sweet and savory flavors
Bacon wrapped prunes are so flavorful. Here the sweetness of the prunes pairs perfectly with the saltiness of the crispy bacon, and the combination is sure to be a hit with your family and friends.
One of the things I love about this 2 ingredient appetizer is how simple it is to make. All you need are some pitted prunes and bacon slices. That’s it! And it literally takes just 5 minutes to assemble (plus 10 minutes to bake). Really, it couldn’t be easier!
If you are looking for a quick snack, you are in the right place. Today, I’ll show you how to make bacon wrapped prunes, provide some helpful tips for the best result, and suggest my favorite serving ideas. Let’s get started!
Making bacon wrapped prunes is very easy, but there are a few tips that can help you get the best results:
- Choose the right type of bacon. Use high-quality one that is not too thin, as it may fall apart during baking. Thick-cut slices work best for this recipe, as they will hold their shape and crisp up nicely.
- Soak the prunes. Soaking them in hot water will make them softer and more flavorful.
- Use toothpicks to secure the bacon around the prunes. This will prevent it from unraveling during baking.
- Keep an eye on the cooking time. The cooking time may vary depending on the thickness and type of the bacon.
You can also assemble this snack in advance and pop it in the oven at the last minute.
Variations to the bacon wrapped prunes recipe
While bacon wrapped prunes are delicious on their own, there are plenty of ways to customize them to your liking. Here are some ideas:
- Try to experiment with different types of bacon, such as applewood smoked or maple-flavored. Pancetta is also great for this recipe. You can also use vegetarian or turkey bacon for a healthier option. Keep in mind that the cooking time may be slightly different.
- Stuff the prunes with cheese or nuts before wrapping them in bacon. Firm gorgonzola and goat cheese are perfect for stuffing. As for nuts,walnuts and almonds are the best choice.
- Use different types of dried fruit, such as apricots, dates, or figs for this recipe.
- 10 prunes
- 10 bacon slices
How to make bacon wrapped prunes
First, preheat the oven to 200C (400F). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or aluminum foil to make cleanup easier. Wrap a slice of bacon tightly around each prune and secure it with a toothpick.
Place the bacon wrapped prunes on the prepared baking sheet, leaving some space between each one. Bake for 10-15 minutes, or until they are crispy and the prunes are heated through. Keep an eye on them as they cook, as the bacon can burn quickly.
If you prefer to grill the prunes wrapped in bacon, you can do that too! Preheat your grill to medium-high heat and brush the grates with olive oil to prevent sticking. Grill this 2 ingredient appetizer for 10-15 minutes, turning occasionally, until they are crispy.
What to serve them with
Once the bacon wrapped prunes are ready, remove them from the oven and let them cool a little before serving. They can be eaten both cold and hot.
This 2 ingredient appetizer is very versatile and can be served in a variety of ways. Here are a few ideas to get you started:
- Serve them as-is, with toothpicks for easy snacking. Arrange them on a platter with some fresh herbs or sliced almonds for a pop of color.
- Enjoy them alongside your favorite salad or veggies. I like to pair them with our Mediterranean summer salad and cheesy roasted asparagus. I often pair them with warm vegetable salad too.
- Try them with a dipping sauce. Experiment with different dipping sauces to find your favorite flavor combination. Try them with homemade spicy ranch dressing, honey mustard, or mayo.
- Use them as a topping for crostini or crackers and serve them with a glass of red wine or your favorite cocktail. They also go well with beer and fresh homemade lemonade.
- They are a great addition to a charcuterie board alongside different types of cheese and honey for a sweet and salty contrast.
Yes, you can make them in advance and store them in the refrigerator (in an airtight container) for up to 2 days. When you’re ready to serve them, simply reheat them in the oven or on the grill.
No, it’s best to use dried prunes for this recipe. Fresh fruit will release too much moisture and won’t hold up well during cooking.
This appetizer is best served fresh, but you can freeze it for up to 3 months. Reheat it in the oven for 10 minutes at 200C (400F) before serving.
Next time you’re looking for a quick and delicious 2 ingredient appetizer recipe, give this bacon wrapped prunes recipe a try. With their irresistible taste and texture, they are sure to be a hit at any party or gathering.
Bacon wrapped prunes (the best 2 ingredient appetizer)
- 10 tooth picks
- 10 prunes
- 10 bacon slices
- First, preheat the oven to 200C (400F). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or aluminum foil to make cleanup easier. Wrap a slice of bacon tightly around each prune and secure it with a toothpick.
- Place the bacon wrapped prunes on the prepared baking sheet, leaving some space between each one. Bake for 10-15 minutes, or until they are crispy and the prunes are heated through. Keep an eye on them as they cook, as the bacon can burn quickly.If you prefer to grill the prunes wrapped in bacon, you can do that too! Preheat your grill to medium-high heat and brush the grates with olive oil to prevent sticking. Grill this 2 ingredient appetizer for 10-15 minutes, turning occasionally, until they are crispy.