This recipe is easily doubled or tripled! Just air fry in separate batches.
- 12 dried Turkish or mission figs
- 6 strips regular center-cut bacon (not thick cut)
- Goat cheese or blue cheese for stuffing, optional
- Salted, roasted almonds for stuffing, optional
- Honey, for serving
- Nonstick spray, for air fryer
1 Reconstitute the figs: Add the dried figs to a bowl filled with steaming hot water. Let them sit for 20 minutes to reconstitute. Drain the figs and cut off the stems. Cut a small slit in each fig and spoon in a little blue cheese or goat cheese, or half an almond, if desired. You could also do a mix of fillings.
2 Wrap the bacon around the figs: Cut the strips of bacon in half and trim them down to about 1/2 to 3/4 inches wide. Wrap one bacon strip around each fig. Secure with a toothpick.
3 Air fry the figs: Spray the basket of your air fryer with nonstick spray. Add bacon-wrapped figs in a single layer so they aren’t touching. Air fry the figs at 350˚F for 8-9 minutes, flipping once halfway through.
If you don’t have an air fryer, broil the figs on high for about 3 minutes per side.
4 Serve the figs: Once the figs have cooled slightly, serve them drizzled with honey.
Leftover figs (yeah right!) will keep in the fridge for up to 5 days. Reheat in a 350˚F oven, or reheat in the air fryer for a few minutes before eating.