Sweet and Salty is the perfect flavor combination. Who does not like it? It’s seems like it shouldn’t work, but we just can’t get enough of it.  It’s addictive!  Think of salted caramels, chocolate covered pretzels or kettle corn. YUM! 

I have learned that if I give my kids fruit (sweet) along with pretzels (salty) they will eat more fruit. See I am a good mom I get nutrients in them without them even knowing:) I just hope a study doesn’t come out saying that those gummy vitamins cause them to go blind. 
This recipe is the perfect combination of sweet and salty.  It takes a bit more time, but it is not hard.  Be sure and make a lot of these because they will be gone in a flash.  I made these for a party this summer and they were the first appetizer gone!  


Apricot Bacon Bites

Makes 30 Pieces

4oz. goat cheese, let come to room temperature
1 Tablespoon fresh rosemary, chopped
30 apricots
10 slices thin cut bacon, cut into thirds

Preheat oven to 350°

In a small bowl, mix together the goat cheese and rosemary.

Cut a slit in each apricot.  Stuff a small amount of the cheese mixture into each apricot.  Wrap a piece of bacon around and secure with a toothpick.

Place wrapped apricots onto a foil lined baking sheet.

Bake 15 minutes. Turn the apricots over and bake an additional 15 minutes. 

* Each oven is different so pay attention not to burn the bacon.
* Do not stuff the apricots too full or the cheese will drip out during baking.