Ciruelas con Tocineta (Prunes Wrapped with Bacon)

Ciruelas con Tocineta

These Ciruelas con Tocineta are a popular appetizer in Colombia and are a staple at my family parties. They are decadent and irresistible and they would pair well with a welcoming glass of sparkling wine.

I have no self control around this appetizer. If you put a platter with a dozen of them in front of me, I would eat the whole thing :-) It is an easy, simple, beautiful and delicious appetizer idea for the holidays!

Buen provecho!



(24 servings)

  • 24 large pitted prunes
  • 8 slices bacon cut crosswise into thirds
  • 24 toothpicks


  1. Heat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Wrap one piece of bacon around each prune and secure bacon with a toothpick.
  3. Arrange prunes, bacon seam down and 1 inch apart, in a baking pan.
  4. Bake 5 minutes, then turn prunes over with tongs and bake until bacon is crispy to your taste, 5 to 6 minutes more. Drain on a paper towel. Serve on a platter.
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  1. says

    I do something very similar that is a staple at all of my parties, too. I stuff medjool dates with a sharp cheese (usually Imperial Cheddar) and wrap with bacon. I call them “Man Candy” and they are always the rage!

  2. Peter says

    Erica, I’m a newcomer to your site, but as someone with quite a number of Colombian friends, I’m eager to try some of your recipes. Have you ever heard of this recipe being called ‘Devils on Horseback’. It’s pretty popular in English pubs here in New York City. If you’re ever in the city, give them a go at a wonderful upscale pub/restaurant called ‘The Spotted Pig’ as it’s one of their specialities. Enjoy Erica and thank you for creating this wonderful site!


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