These bacon wrapped prunes are absolutely delicious and super easy to make. They can either be enjoyed while sitting on the couch watching a game or at a posh appetizer party. These are a staple at every party in France!
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Bacon and prunes make the best team! The soft and deliciously sweet prunes wrapped in the bite-sized pieces of bacon are the absolute perfect combo for any kind of party. You will love the sweet and salty combination of bacon wrapped prunes. And they smell so good! Believe me I had a hard time taking the pictures for the purpose of this blog post without starting eating them!!
Make a double batch for a party and believe me, they will be gone in about 30 seconds. This bacon appetizer is so simple, yet so delicious.
So, without any further ado, here is the recipe for a super easy French 2 ingredient appetizer that will also help with your constipation! 😉
⭐ Why you'll love this recipe
- You will love the sweet and salty combination.
- Bacon wrapped prunes are one of the most popular appetizers in France.
- They are extremely easy to make.
- Kid friendly.
📖 Ingredient notes
Prunes are dried plums. They are high in fiber and rich in potassium. They are famously known as a natural laxative and good for treating constipation (source: The Top Health Benefits of Prunes and Prune Juice by Healthline).
Prunes are very sweet, sticky and chewy.
In France (where I live) they are extremely popular. We use them to prepare both sweet and savory dishes. You can also eat prunes alone as a snack.
Make sure to read labels and go with bacon that doesn’t contain a bunch of additives and sugar.
- Cooking time is quite short (10 to 15 minutes) and the bacon can quickly turn from "not quite brown enough" to "burnt". So put a timer. And keep an eye on your bacon wrapped prunes when you get close to the 10 minute timeline.
- Once your bacon wrapped prunes are out of the oven, wait for a few minutes for them to cool down. Otherwise, you will definitely burn your tongue.
💬 Frequently Asked Questions
The easiest way to pit a prune is to use a small paring knife. cut a line lengthwise down each prune. Gently press the prune, the pit should come out by itself, if not, gently pull the prune open and remove the pit. You can also buy pre-pittedwhich makes prep time go much faster.
Store them in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 days.
Yes! Bacon wrapped prunes can be reheated. Put them back on a baking dish. Preheat oven to 360° F (180° C) and warm up for 5 minutes or until hot.
Yes. That's another reason why they are a great cocktail party appetizer. They can be eaten both hot or cold. After cooking them, you can either serve them hot or you can let them cool down completely until they reach room temperature and then eat them.
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📋 Recipe / Recette
Bacon wrapped prunes
- 20 tooth picks
- 20 prunes pits removed
- 10 slices bacon cut in half
- Preheat oven to 410°F (210°C)
- Wrap each prune in a slice of bacon and secure with a toothpick.
- Put the bacon wrapped prunes on a baking dish and bake for 10-15 minutes or until bacon is browned and crispy. And voilà! Wait for your bacon wrapped prunes to cool down a notch before serving (otherwise you and your guests will burn your tongue). Bon appétit !