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Sizzling Bacon-Wrapped Apricots
with Cranberry Glaze

Sizzling Bacon-Wrapped Apricots

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch mixed with 2 teaspoons water
  • 3/4 teaspoon whole-grain mustard
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 12 slices maple-cured bacon, halved crosswise
  • 24 dried apricots
  • 1 1/2 cups Ocean Spray® 100% Juice Cranberry Juice Blend

Instructions

  1. Boil cranberry juice in medium saucepan over high heat until reduced to 1 cup. Whisk in cornstarch, brown sugar, mustard and nutmeg. Bring to a boil over medium heat and boil 1 minute until thickened. Cool to room temperature. Reserve 1/2 cup of the glaze.
  2. Meanwhile, line rimmed baking sheet with foil; set wire rack over foil and spray with cooking spray. Wrap bacon halves around apricots and secure with wooden pick. Brush with glaze and place on wire rack.
  3. Broil 3 to 7 minutes, or until bacon in browned, turning once.
  4. Serve warm with reserved glaze.

Yield: 24 appetizers

Recipe and photo credit (used with permission): Ocean Spray Cranberries, Inc.




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