It’s also National Fig Month. What’s a girl to do?
Well, a girl can go to Southern Living’s website and search for Fig recipes, and find one that is SO OUTRAGEOUSLY DELICIOUS that she can’t still believe it.
They call the recipe ‘bacon-wrapped figs’, but I am officially renaming it:
FIGS IN A BLANKET
(A blanket of BACON, that is!)
How could this possibly go wrong?
Five ingredients: fresh figs, bacon, goat cheese, basil, and pecan halves. I used Brown Turkey figs. I like them better than the Black Mission type.
Then you assemble them like this, using a toothpick to secure the bacon:
And then you bake them for 6-8 mintues at 350°. Be prepared – the aroma is tantalizing . . . no, intoxicating! I wish they made a perfume in this scent!
I took a quick picture of them before devouring them.
OH MAMMA are they good! THIS is what they eat in Heaven.
Since I don’t like to consume pork, I took the bacon off before I devoured them, but the bacon strips left a nice, salty bacon flavor on the fig and in the cheese. They were SO GOOD! Such an incredible combination of flavors and textures! Sweet and salty. Crispy and chewy. And the basil and the bacon together . . .
This is the best recipe I have ever made. I’m officially naming it as My Favorite Food.
If only we had fresh figs all year round! But it’s better for my waistline that the stores here only have them for 2 weeks in August.
I actually thought about making this for a church brunch, but I knew the only way they would make it out of my kitchen would be in my tummy.
So I’m counting the days until next August, when the fresh figs travel from California to the Florida grocery stores. Thank you, California, for excellent fresh figs, and thank you Southern Living, for a knock-your-socks-off recipe! 😀