[Recipe sponsored by Sunsweet D’Noir prunes]

MAKES 15 The ever-tasty combination of salty and sweet makes these easy appetizers show-stoppers. You’ll need toothpicks for wrapping the prunes in the bacon.

 

15 Sunsweet D’Noir prunes

3 ounces Manchego cheese, cut into

15 small rectangles

30 pistachios, roughly chopped

5 slices gluten-free bacon, cut crosswise into thirds

 

Preheat the oven to 400°F. Line a baking sheet with a silicone mat or parchment paper.

Cut a slit into one side of each D’Noir Prune and stuff the opening with 1 piece of cheese and a few pistachio pieces. Pinch each prune shut, wrap with a piece of bacon, and secure the bacon with a toothpick. Arrange the prunes, bacon-seam down, one inch apart on the prepared baking sheet.

Roast for 5 minutes, gently turn with tongs, and roast until the bacon is crisp, 5 to 7 minutes longer. Serve immediately.

 

Photography: Zoe Armbruster