Bacon-Wrapped Peaches with Balsamic-Honey Glaze and Basil

Salty, Sweet and Savory. These appetizers are sure to wow the crowd at your next get together!
Dish type
Appetizer
Serves
6
Ready in
40 Minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup (about 3/4 ounce package) thinly sliced fresh basil
  • 2 large ripe peaches
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 8 slices Smithfield Hometown Original Bacon (about a 1/2 pound)
  • 1 tbsp prepared balsamic glaze

Directions

Ready in
40 Minutes
  1. In small bowl or cup, stir together balsamic glaze and honey until combined and reserve until needed.
  2. Preheat oven to 400°F. Set wire baking rack on a foil-lined rimmed baking sheet. With small knife, starting from stem end, cut peaches in half around pit. Gently twist halves to separate and remove pit, cutting each half into 4 wedges. Tightly wrap one-half slice bacon around center of each peach wedge and place on prepared baking rack, loose end of bacon side down.
  3. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until bacon is just starting to crisp and become lightly browned. Transfer peaches to platter and drizzle with balsamic-honey glaze and sprinkle with basil, serving immediately for best flavor!
  4. Tips: Prepare your own balsamic-honey glaze by simmering ½ cup balsamic vinegar and 2 tablespoons granulated sugar over low heat until reduced by half or becomes thickened like syrup. Stir in 2 tablespoons honey and let cool. Reserve any extra for future uses that need a good sweet-tart punch of flavor! Keep the heat out of the kitchen and use the grill! Use a disposable rimmed foil baking pan with your wire rack and cook on the grill over medium-high heat, covered.