Air Fryer Bacon-Wrapped Figs

This recipe is easily doubled or tripled! Just air fry in separate batches.

  • Prep time: 10 minutes
  • Cook time: 10 minutes
  • Soaking the figs time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 12 bacon-wrapped figs

Ingredients

  • 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

Special equipment:

Method

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.

Reconstitute figs in warm water.

Wrap bacon around dried fig for air fryer bacon-wrapped figs party appetizer

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.

raw strips of bacon on parchment paper ready for bacon-wrapped figs appetizerbacon wrapped around a dried fig on 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.

raw bacon-wrapped figs about to fry in an air fryerbacon-wrapped figs frying in an air fryer

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.