These Bacon Wrapped Apricots with Honey & Rosemary Recipe are great for tailgating, a game day party, or any appetizer!

Bacon Wrapped Apricots with Honey & Rosemary Recipe

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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?

These Bacon Wrapped Apricots with Honey & Rosemary Recipe are great for tailgating, a game day party, or any appetizer!
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Bacon Wrapped Apricots with Honey and Rosemary

Tasty bites served either hot or cold. Make ahead of time and refrigerate.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Yield: 8
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  • 8 fully cooked bacon slices
  • 16 whole dried apricots
  • 16 Sesame Honey Cashews from Trader Joe’s
  • 3 Tbsp honey
  • Fresh rosemary, finely chopped


  • Preheat oven to 400F. Line a baking dish with foil or parchment paper for easy clean up.
  • 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.
  • Bake the apricots for 12-15 minutes, but do not overcook. Cool for 5-10 minutes.
  • Remove to a serving dish. Drizzle with honey. Sprinkle with freshly chopped rosemary. Serve!
Cuisine: American
Course: Appetizer
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Bacon Wrapped Apricots with Honey & Rosemary Recipe