Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Heather Chadduck
Hands-on Time
20 Mins
Total Time
55 Mins
Makes 2 dozen

The size of the figs will determine the amount of cheese you'll need.

How to Make It

Step 1

Combine first 2 ingredients and 1 1/2 cups water in a medium saucepan. Cook, covered, over low heat 15 to 20 minutes or until figs are plump and softened. Remove from heat; cool slightly (about 15 minutes). Drain figs; gently pat dry with paper towels.

Step 2

Preheat oven to 350°. Cut figs in half lengthwise. Place 1 cheese piece and 1 pecan half on cut side of each fig half. Wrap 1 bacon piece around each fig, and secure with a wooden pick. Place on a wire rack in a 15- x 10-inch jelly-roll pan.

Step 3

Bake at 350° for 6 to 8 minutes or until bacon is crisp and browned.

Step 4

Note: We tested with Oscar Mayer Fully Cooked Bacon.

Ratings & Reviews

AMcCrea's Review

January 10, 2013
This look like a difficult recipe but anything with bacon on it must be good

dawnkreidler's Review

January 01, 2013
I made this appetizer for Christmas and it was amazing. It was very easy to make and all the flavors worked really well together. I did not find the bacon overpowering at all. Note: I wouldn't recommend using blue cheese crumbles as it will be messy hard to keep the crumbles in the fig while you wrap the bacon. Use the solid piece of cheese and cut off chunks - which is easier to stuff. I will be keeping this one in my recipe file to make again and again!

cateringbyheath's Review

December 23, 2012
I am going to attempt to make the recipe using less bacon...I already bought all the ingredients before the previous review was posted...also, going to use blue cheese crumbles instead of gorgonzola...typically i think of blue cheese and walnuts going together, that might be good too :)

Sdgarland's Review

December 23, 2012
It's a lot of work and the bacon flavor overpowers the other flavors. I thought it would all work well together because it looked so inviting. It was disappointing.