Ciruelas con Tocineta (Prunes Wrapped with Bacon)
- 24 large pitted prunes
- 8 slices bacon cut crosswise into thirds
- 24 to othpicks
- Heat the oven to 400 degrees F.
- Wrap one piece of bacon around each prune and secure bacon with a toothpick.
- Arrange prunes, bacon seam down and 1 inch apart, in a baking pan.
- 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.
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!
They are delicious...I remember having them en Venezuela weddings!!!
Saludos desde Austin, Texas!
A Canadian Foodie
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!
A sweet and salty flavor combination-Yum!!!!
Happy Holidays Erica!
I tried fresh dates for the first time last year and just love them. I can only imagine how wonderful they are wrapped in bacon.
I love the sweet and savory combo and the smokiness from the bacon makes this combo even better! Great appetizer, Erica!
Erica: Anything with bacon is a dream...great picture!
Given that I think most of your recipes should come with a warning that the person is guaranteed to loose self control, I am grateful for the notice. They look delightful.
Victor @ Random Cuisine
I'm used to bacon-dates-parmesan...I never though of using prunes, sounds delicious. Great job Erica!
you've just found the secret to making prunes appealing!
Looks delicious and it is very easy to make. It will be a hit at home.
Mely (Mexico in my kitchen)
Easy and tasty. These are a great hit with everyone when served as appetizers. I forgot about them. Thank you for posting about it.
Thank you guys!
These look like they would be hard to resist! but hey, they are so good so what is wrong with that?
I couldn't believe how easy this was and super tasty!!!
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!
I totally cannot eat dates, totally! I always felt left out, not being able to stomach bacon-wrapped dates. However, what a great Coloumbian idea! Trying this shortly with prunes!! Great!!