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Roasted Figs Wrapped in Bacon

Enjoy with Brass Tacks Merlot
Serves 6-8

Roasted Figs Wrapped in BaconIngredients
1 dozen fresh figs, gently washed and dried 
6 oz bacon slices (cut in half) 
1/2 cup dry red wine 
1 Tbsp brown sugar 
1/8 tsp ground fresh pepper 
24 wooden toothpicks

In a heavy - bottomed small saucepan, dissolve brown sugar in the red wine on medium-low heat. Stir occasionally. Reduce wine mixture by half, until syrupy.

Heat broiler on High. Cut figs lengthwise. Wrap each fig with a half slice of bacon and secure the bacon with toothpick pushing it through the fig. Place wrapped figs on a baking sheet.

Cook 6" under broiler flame for 3 – 5 minutes on each side until bacon is browned. Put figs on a small platter and drizzle with wine syrup. Serve warm or at room temperature.

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