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Wine Spots Napa Valley Merlot

Roasted Fresh Figs wrapped in Bacon

Wine Spots Napa Valley Merlot makes an excellent wine and food pairing for this recipe.

Serves 6-8

1 dozen fresh figs, gently washed and dried
6 ounces bacon slices (cut in half)
1/2 cup dry red wine
1 Tbsp brown sugar
1/8 tsp ground fresh pepper
24 wooden toothpicks

In a heavy - bottomed small saucepan, dissolve brown sugar in the red wine on medium-low heat. Stir occasionally. Reduce wine mixture by half, until syrupy.

Heat broiler on High.

Cut figs lengthwise. Wrap each fig with a half slice of bacon and secure the bacon with toothpick pushing it through the fig. Place wrapped figs on a baking sheet.

Cook 6" under broiler flame for 3 – 5 minutes on each side until bacon is browned.

Put figs on a small platter and drizzle with wine syrup. Serve warm or at room temperature


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