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Last Updated on December 6, 2020
No one will be able to resist Zingers also known as bacon wrapped apricots with a spicy surprise inside. They make the perfect appetizer for your family gathering.
One of the complaints I hear the most from people new to the grain-free lifestyle, is how to feed their family.
It’s pretty darn tough to get kids to give up their treats and favorites from the past but thankfully Carrie Vitt’s new book “The Grain-Free Family Table” includes fun recipes like squash macaroni and cheese, grilled cheese and cookies.
However, when browsing through her beautiful cookbook, I was transfixed by her Zinger recipes.
How genius is stuffing apricots with jalapenos and wrapping them in bacon?
A couple notes about this Bacon Wrapped Apricots
- You don’t need any toothpicks. You can see from my photo below that I didn’t use the toothpicks and it still worked wonderfully.
- You can easily skip adding the jalapenos to the center if you don’t want a spicy appetizer
- If you want a spicier bacon wrapped appetizer check out my Bacon wrapped Jalapeno recipe
Inside the Grain-Free Family Table are a diverse range of recipes for everything from pie crust and homemade nut butter to Pork Carnitas Breakfast Crepe Tacos and Grain-Free Biscuits, Avocado with Mango-Shrimp Salsa, Roasted Garlic Alfredo with Chicken and Vegetables, and Cauliflower “Fried Rice.”
In addition to sources for healthy ingredients, time-saving ideas, health tips, and 100 easy grain-free recipes, there are also variations to create more restrictive Paleo or Primal recipes.
Don’t forget to grab your copy here!
Bacon Wrapped Apricots
Everyone will ask for for seconds after they try one of these delicious spicy bacon wrapped apricots
- 20 dried apricots
- 20 slices jarred jalapeno
- 7 slices bacon, cut into thirds
- 20 strong toothpicks
- Preheat the oven to 400 and adjust the rack to the middle positions. Line a baking sheet with unbleached parchment paper.
- Using a pairing knife, cut a slice horizontally down an apricot. Cut almost but not all the way through, so that it will open like a book.
- Place a jalapeno slice inside te apricot, wrap the apricot in a piece of the cut bacon, secure it with a toothpick, and place it on the prepared baking sheet. Repeat with remaining ingredients.
- Bake for 10 minutes. Using a pair of tongs, flip the zingers and bake for 10 minutes more, or until the bacon is golden brown. Serve immediately.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 55Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 7mgSodium: 726mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 1gSugar: 4gProtein: 3g
Thank you for the recipe! I have been trying to enter the cookbook giveaway, but the rafflecopter isn’t coming up.
oh no! Did you click the link to it?
For some reason the link will not come up. It’s not there to click. I am using my IPad and tried on my computer too, but it’s doing the same thing. Just wanted to let you know. Thanks and thanks for the great blog!
I changed the giveaway to the comments entry
Wow! Never thought of using plantain chips or pork rinds as a grain free breading, but what a great idea. Thank you! Enjoying your blog and info. I am new to grain free living, but finding myself feeling so good, energetic and free from the brain fog. Things are looking up and so much clearer. Thank you.
I actually didn’t know you could do grain free baking at all! So I’m pretty excited about that. Thanks for this giveaway!
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