Bacon Wrapped Apricots with Jalapeno
16 dried apricot halves
2 fresh jalapenos, seeded and cut into thin strips
2 pieces nitrite free, low sodium bacon, cut each piece in half lengthwise and then cut again horizontally
Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
Place one thin slice of jalapeno on top of apricot half.
Wrap apricot half with one strip of bacon with toothpick. Repeat procedure for remaining 15 apricots.
Bake on cookie sheet for approximately 12 minutes. After about eight minutes, turn apricot halves over to allow browning on reverse side.
When done, remove apricots from pan and place on paper towel to drain.
Bacon is available at Whole Foods. You may prefer the milder taste of poblano peppers instead of jalapeno.
Fat: 0.5 g
Saturated Fat: 0.25 g
Protein: 0.5 g
Sodium: 21 mg
Fiber: 0 g
Carbohydrates: 4 g
Sugars: 4 g
Cholesterol: less than 1 mg
Recipe provided by Kathy Duran-Thal, RDN, LD, Cooper Healthy Living