Bacon Grilled Prunes

Here's proof that some of the world's tastiest dishes are also the most simple. This recipe consists of only two ingredients--bacon and prunes--but the contrast of sweet and salty, meaty and fruity, crisp and chewy makes this an irresistable appetizer. For the best results, use an artisinal cob-smoked bacon.

Makes 16 pieces

  • 4 to 5 strips bacon
  • 16 pitted prunes

1. Preheat the grill to high. Cut each strip of bacon into 3 or 4 pieces. (Each piece should be just large enough to wrap up a prune). Wrap each prune in bacon and secure with small metal skewers or toothpicks. (The skewers or toothpicks should run through the center.)

2. Grill the prunes until thoroughly heated and the bacon is crisp, 1 to 3 minutes per side, turning with tongs. Transfer to a platter and serve at once. Remove the skewers or toothpicks before serving or at least warn your guests of their presence.

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