When figs are in season, this is a tasty snack that you can whip up easily. This version uses the oven, but you can also grill these on the barbecue. If you choose this route, they will cook much faster, so be sure to keep a eye on them.
Time: 40 minutes
6 strips of bacon (nitrate free)
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Cut a slit down the side of each fig, and stuff with a pecan. Slice each strip of bacon lengthwise. Wrap each fig with a slice of bacon , starting at the top and spiraling it down. Secure with a toothpick.
Lightly coat a baking sheet with olive oil, then arrange the figs on it. Bake for around 30 minutes, until the bacon has cooked. These are great served warm, but are also good when chilled.
Zone info: 6 servings at 1.5 carb blocks, 2 fat blocks.