Bacon-Wrapped Spiced Figs
Serves: 12
  • 12 slices center-cut bacon
  • ½ teaspoon ground coriander
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 12 large figs
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  1. Preheat oven to 425º.
  2. Heat a 12-inch cast-iron skillet over medium heat. Working in batches, cook bacon until slices start to curl and brown slightly, 2 to 3 minutes per side. (Do not cook until crisp.) Remove bacon, and let drain on paper towels, reserving drippings in skillet.
  3. In a small bowl, stir together coriander, cumin, salt, cinnamon, and red pepper. In a large bowl, combine figs and oil; toss to coat. Sprinkle spice mixture onto figs, tossing to coat. Wrap 1 slice bacon around each fig, securing ends with wooden picks. Place in skillet.
  4. Bake until bacon is browned and crisp on edges, about 15 minutes. Remove wooden picks, and serve immediately.
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