Bacon Wrapped Apricots with Honey & Rosemary Recipe

If you read about my messy kitchen yesterday, you may have seen these little goodies on the counter.

Here’s to my MESSY kitchen at the end of the day!

And a NEW yummy appetizer recipe that I promised I’d share today.

These little apricot bites are so tasty, and the ingredients are easy to keep on hand for last-minute company. I forgot to add the fresh rosemary to the photos, but fresh herbs really add to any appetizer, depending on what flavors you have going on. Rosemary and honey is always a hit!

I get asked a lot the best places to stock up on appetizer ingredients. Good question, and here are a few of my answers:

What kind of bacon do I keep on hand?

I purchase the fully cooked bacon slices from Costco. You can freeze what you don’t use!

Where to buy the dried fruit?
I like Trader Joe’s dried apricots the best, and then next I shop Grocery Outlet for a bargain. You want to make sure the fruit is soft and fresh.

What can you substitute for the apricots?
There are quite a few ingredients that would be a delicious replacement, such as pineapple chunks, chicken pieces, water chestnuts, figs, shrimp or dates.

We always keep an assortment of nuts on hand, but I usually buy in bulk from Costco. I think it’s the best deal around. But for more specialized, again, Trader Joe’s, Harry & David, or Grocery Outlet.

Everyone has honey, right? This was home-raised from my friend, Barb, but Amy has supplied us with several jars, too. There’s nothing like home-raised honey!

What’s your favorite appetizer to make with bacon?

Bacon Wrapped Apricots with Honey & Rosemary

Yield: 8 servings

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Tasty bites served either hot or cold. Make ahead of time and refrigerate.


  • 8 fully cooked bacon slices
  • 16 whole dried apricots
  • 16 nuts, such as Sesame Honey Cashews from Trader Joe's
  • 3 T. honey
  • Fresh rosemary, finely chopped


  1. Preheat oven to 400F. Line a baking dish with foil or parchment paper for easy clean up.
  2. Cut the bacon slices in half. Lay the apricot pieces in the baking dish, place 1 nut on top; wrap with 1/2 piece of bacon and secure together with a toothpick.
  3. Bake the apricots for 12-15 minutes, but do not overcook. Cool for 5-10 minutes.
  4. Remove to a serving dish. Drizzle with honey. Sprinkle with freshly chopped rosemary. Serve!



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25 Responses to “Bacon Wrapped Apricots with Honey & Rosemary Recipe”

  1. #
    Liz @ The Lemon Bowl — March 7, 2013 @ 5:30 am

    WOW WOW WOW!!! This sounds like the most perfect snack or appetizer!! Well worth the messy kitchen!!

    • Sandy replied: — March 7th, 2013 @ 10:47 am

      It was, Liz. I also made a scrumptious St. Paddy’s Day stew – recipe coming up! :)

  2. #
    Cookin Canuck — March 7, 2013 @ 6:49 am

    Wow, those are evil in the best way possible! A little sweet, a little salty…heaven.

  3. #
    Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch — March 7, 2013 @ 7:10 am

    Genius, Sandy, pure genius!!! Bacon…honey…and rosemary… oh what can I say!!! I’m craving them now!

    • Sandy replied: — March 7th, 2013 @ 10:47 am

      I know, Robyn. So tasty … and easy, too!

  4. #
    Darla — March 7, 2013 @ 7:54 am

    These look great and all the ingredients could be kept on hand. I’ve never tried the fully cooked bacon from Costco. Need to put it on my list.


    • Sandy replied: — March 7th, 2013 @ 10:46 am

      It’s really easy to freeze, too, Darla!

  5. #
    Jen @ Savory Simple — March 7, 2013 @ 9:37 am

    Such a perfect party treat!

  6. #
    Kristina — March 7, 2013 @ 10:02 am

    I love using apricots in a sweet and savory recipe. These look amazing, and between the apricots and cashews, you have used two of my favorite things!

  7. #
    Paula - bell'alimento — March 7, 2013 @ 10:04 am

    I absolutely could not eat just one : )

    • Sandy replied: — March 7th, 2013 @ 10:46 am

      Agree, Paula. I think I ate 5! Yikes!

  8. #
    Aggie — March 7, 2013 @ 1:09 pm

    I love the salty / sweet that’s going on here – yum! Great tips, appetizers are my favorite foods!

  9. #
    Cassie | Bake Your Day — March 7, 2013 @ 3:30 pm

    Oh my goodness, just bring me the whole plate. These are fabulous!

  10. #
    Angie — March 7, 2013 @ 4:14 pm

    What a great appetizer idea! I have bacon and apricots right now too, can’t wait to try it out!

  11. #
    Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen — March 8, 2013 @ 7:11 am

    Pretty sure I could devour a whole platter of these!

  12. #
    Sommer@ASpicyPerspective — March 8, 2013 @ 7:49 am

    DELISH! I could eat the whole platter, and then some.

  13. #
    Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles — March 8, 2013 @ 10:54 am

    ANOTHER fabulous appetizer, Sandy! I’m loving all the flavors in this one!

  14. #
    Veronica — April 9, 2013 @ 7:33 pm

    What a lovely appetizer idea!
    Thinking about eating these, I’m mouth-watering now.

  15. #
    Kimmie — April 15, 2014 @ 6:09 pm

    Bacon makes everything better! This looks like a great appetizer. I can’t wait to try it once I get some apricots.

  16. #
    Jessica — January 3, 2015 @ 10:12 pm

    This sounds awesome, I definitely want to try it!


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