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Easy Sizzling Bacon-Wrapped Apricots with Cranberry Glaze Recipe

 Easy Sizzling Bacon-Wrapped Apricots with Cranberry Glaze Recipe
—Taste of Home Cooking School
24 ServingsPrep: 15 min. + cooling Broil: 5 min.

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

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Broil 5-6 in. from heat for 3-7 minutes or until browned, turning
  • once. Serve warm with reserved glaze. Yield: 24 appetizers.