Bacon-Wrapped Peaches with Balsamic-Honey Glaze and Basil

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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
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  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.