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SMOKEY 7 SPICE APRICOT BACON WRAPS

Ingredients

· 20 wooden toothpicks

· ¼ stick of Maple Hill 100% Grassfed Butter

· ¼ cup maple syrup

· 2 tbsp 7 spice (recipe below)

· 20 large, dried apricots

· 20 whole smoked almonds

· 10 pcs of smoked thick bacon, cut in half

· Sea salt


7 Spice:

· 1 tbsp allspice

· 1 tbsp coriander

· 1 tbsp cinnamon

· 1½ tsp white or black pepper

· 1½ tsp cloves

· 1½ tsp cumin

· 1½ tsp nutmeg

· Combine and store in a dry spice jar

Preparation

· Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

· Soak the toothpicks in a bowl of water for at least 20 mins.

· In a sauce pan over low to medium heat melt the butter and stir in the maple syrup and 7 spice mixture.

· Slice open an apricot, stuff it with a smoked almond.

· Wrap the apricot with half a bacon slice, secure it with a toothpick.

· Place the wrapped apricots on a parchment covered cookie sheet.

· Bake in the preheated oven until the bacon starts to brown, 15 to 20 minutes. Remove from the oven.

· Toss the bacon wraps in the butter 7 spice syrup. Place back on the cookie sheet. Broil on low until they are crispy and brown.

· Sprinkle with sea salt to taste.

· Serve warm or at room temperature.