As part of its 125th birthday party in 2005, Diller gathered more than 300 recipes from around Jefferson County. This colorful creation from the cookbook A Taste of Diller really caught our eye. Apricots are one of the early signs of summer, and with almonds it makes a healthy wrap to embrace. And a little bacon never hurt anything.
|Number of Servings:||Makes 4 1/2 dozen|
|Ingredients:||1 14 oz pkg dried apricots
1/2 cup whole almonds
1 lb sliced bacon
1/4 cup plum or apple jelly
2 Tbsp soy sauce
|Directions:||Insert an almond into each apricot. Cut bacon strips into thirds. Wrap a strip around each apricot and secure with a toothpick. Place on two ungreased baking pans. Bake uncovered at 375° for 25 minutes or until bacon is crisp, turning after 15 minutes. Place on paper towels to drain. For the dipping sauce, combine jelly and soy sauce in small saucepan. Cook and stir over low heat until warmed and smooth. Place apricots on paper towels to drain.|