12 slices of thinly-sliced bacon
4 ounces firm blue cheese
2 teaspoons thyme leaves
4 medium peaches, cut into in half and cut into eight
1/2-inch wedgesToothpicks (soaked in water to prevent burning in the oven)
1/3 cup aged balsamic
2 Tablespoons honey
Preheat oven to 350ºF.
Bacon: Lay the cut bacon on a cooling rack over a sheet pan. Transfer to the oven and partially cook the bacon (only 6-8 minutes). Cool and cut bacon into 2 1/2 inch pieces to wrap around fruit. (Or you can cook bacon on an outdoor grill).
Blue Cheese: Cut the cheese into 24 small wedges. Put a piece of bacon on the work surface and place a peach on top. Then put a wedge of blue cheese and a few thyme leaves on the peach wedge. Wrap with the partially cooked bacon around the peach and fasten with a toothpick.
Broil: Place on a baking pan and broil on one side until the bacon starts to brown (about 2-3 minutes). Turn and finish cooking until the bacon is crisp (another 2-3 minutes). If left too long under the broiler, the cheese will melt and ooze out. Or you can cook these on a outdoor grill on low heat. Transfer to a platter.
Balsamic Glaze: Combine balsamic and honey in a sauté pan and simmer/reduce for 2 minutes. Drizzle or brush over plattered peaches.
Recipe created by Parties That Cook®
Makes 24 pieces