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Smoky Nut-Stuffed Apricots

Smoky Nut-Stuffed Apricots

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  • Makes: 8 servings
  • Prep 30 mins
  • Bake 8 mins
  • Serving Size: 2 appetizers
  • Carb Grams Per Serving: 9

Ingredients

  • 16 dried apricots
  • 2 ounces provolone cheese, cut into 16 small cubes
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)
  • 8 pecan or walnut halves, toasted and halved
  • 8 slices turkey bacon, cooked according to package directions

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Cut a slit in the side of each apricot; gently pull apricot open at the slit. If desired, in a small bowl, toss together provolone cheese cubes and cayenne pepper. Place a cheese piece and a pecan piece into each apricot. Press apricots back together.
  2. Cool bacon slightly; cut each slice in half lengthwise. Wrap one bacon piece around each stuffed apricot. Use wooden toothpicks to secure.
  3. Arrange bacon-wrapped apricots on a greased or parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Bake about 8 minutes or until heated through and cheese is softened. Serve warm.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:

Servings Per Recipe: 8
PER SERVING: 105 cal., 6 g total fat (2 g sat. fat), 20 mg chol., 243 mg sodium, 9 g carb. (1 g fiber, 8 g sugars), 4 g pro.

Diabetic Exchanges

Fat (d.e): 0.5; High-Fat Meat (d.e): 0.5; Fruit (d.e): 0.5