[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.
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