Bacon Wrapped Figs with Compound Butter

Ingredients

8 Strips Gluten Free Bacon

8 Fresh Figs

1 Tablespoon Brown Sugar

1 Tablespoon Basil-Lemon Compound Butter (recipe follows)

For Basil-Lemon Compound Butter:

2 Sticks Salted Butter, softened

1/2 Cup Finely Chopped Fresh Basil

1/4 Cup Chopped Fresh Parsley

Juice from 1/2 lemon

Directions

Lay bacon flat on a cookie sheet and bake at 400 degrees for 5-10 minutes, until fat begins to render but bacon is still soft enough to wrap around figs, and remove from the oven.  While bacon is cooking, wash, dry & slice the figs in half.

Sprinkle some brown sugar in the open top of each fig, and place a bit of the butter over the sugar. Wrap each fig with a piece of bacon, trimming to get a proper fit, and using a wooden toothpick to hold the bacon in place. Place figs on a lined baking sheet and broil, until bacon is crisped and browned (about 5 minutes). Keep an eye on them so they don’t burn!

Serve hot.

To Make Compound Butter:

Mix the flavoring ingredients with the softened butter, and place in an airtight container or form into a log using wax paper. Cool down in the fridge, and use for cooking or topping grilled meats, fish or veggies.

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