Easy Sizzling Bacon-Wrapped Apricots with Cranberry Glaze Recipe

—Taste of Home Cooking School
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + cooling Broil: 5 min. YIELD:24 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups Ocean Spray® 100% Juice Cranberry Juice Blend
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 2 teaspoons water
  • 3/4 teaspoon stone-ground mustard
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 12 maple-flavored bacon strips, halved crosswise
  • 24 dried apricots

Directions

  • 1. In a saucepan, bring cranberry juice to a boil. Cook, uncovered, until juice reduces to 1 cup. Combine cornstarch and water; whisk into juice along with mustard, brown sugar and nutmeg. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Cool to room temperature.
  • 2. Meanwhile, line a shallow baking pan with foil. Set a wire rack over foil and coat rack with cooking spray. Wrap bacon halves around apricots and secure each with a toothpick. Reserve 1/2 cup glaze. Brush apricots with remaining glaze and place on rack.
  • 3. Broil 5-6 in. from heat for 3-7 minutes or until browned, turning once. Serve warm with reserved glaze. Yield: 24 appetizers.