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Figs with Bacon and Chili Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Carol Chiusano

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
5 oz slab bacon, sliced inch thick, then sliced crosswise into -inch pieces
3 Tbsp pure maple syrup
8 ripe fresh figs, halved lengthwise
2 Tbsp sherry vinegar or red wine vinegar
tsp crushed red pepper flakes, finely chopped

Directions:
Directions:
1. Cook bacon pieces in a large nonstick skillet over medium-low, stirring often, until brown and crisp, 8 to 10 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer bacon to a small bowl
2. Pour off all but 2 Tbsp fat from skillet; save for another use. Add maple syrup to skillet, swirling to combine, and heat over medium-high.
3. Arrange figs in skillet in a single layer, cut side down. Cook, swirling liquid occasionally, until figs are slightly softened and caramelized, about 5 minutes.
4. Arrange figs cut side up on a platter and press pieces of bacon onto the surface of each fig.
5. Set the skillet over medium heat, add vinegar, and stir into juices. Bring to a simmer and cook, stirring constantly, until syrupy, about 1 minute.
6. Drizzle syrup over figs, then sprinkle with red pepper.

 

 

 

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