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One of my favorite treats as a child was delicious fig bars. They were always my favorite afternoon snack or an addition to the lunch my mom used to make me for school. Little did I know that my favorite sweet treat contains an interesting and healthy fruit, the fig!

According to our friends at the University of Wyoming Extension, figs a sweet fruit where the blossom of the flower is actually inside of the fruit, instead of growing visibly on the tree. Figs are best around May through November. They are low in calories but packed in vitamins A, E, and K. They are also a wonderful gold mine of minerals like Potassium, Calcium, and Iron. Figs can start to go bad very quickly, so be sure to refrigerate them so they last 2-3 days, or preserve them by drying or making a fig jam or preserve to can. However you enjoy this sweet, aromatic fruit, be sure to grab a few this fall!

Here’s a great recipe for delicious Bacon Wrapped Figs with Cream Cheese below,

Bacon Wrapped Figs

Bacon-Wrapped Figs

Ingredients & Materials

1 Package of Bacon Strips
Small quart of Figs
1 box of Cream Cheese
 1/4 Cup of Honey


  1. Slice Figs in half, place halved figs in bowl, half bacon strips if the figs are smaller.
  2. To make cream cheese softer, place in a bowl in the microwave for about 30-45 seconds. After add the honey to the cream cheese. Mix and incorporate the cream cheese and the honey well.
  3. Using a spoonish, scoop a tiny amount of your honey cream cheese mixture onto the flat side of the figs.
  4. Carefully wrap figs and cream honey cream cheese mixture with a strip of bacon. Hold the bacon, mixture, and fig together with a toothpick.
  5. Place wrapped figs on a baking sheet, and place in the oven at 425°F for 15-20 minutes, or until bacon is nice and slightly crispy.
  6. Let the figs cool and serve as a nice appetizer for a party or a snack for the family!


“Fruits Figs” – Appetite for Knowledge – the University of Wyoming Extension