By the way, did you know that a fig was the original object of desire in Eden, not the apple we see today? I'm partway through In the Devil's Garden, a book that traces the "sinful history of forbidden food" and I'm gathering all sorts of interesting food factoids to bring out at dinner parties.
And just look at that sensuous fig. I'd have taken a bite, too.
The recipe is simple, the results a sinful combination of salty & sweet. It's almost enough to make a fig-lover out of me. Of course, bacon makes everything better.
As many figs as you find
Uncured bacon (no nitrites added)
Cut the tips off each fig. Wrap each whole fig in 1/2 slice bacon. Pan-fry with seam side down to secure bacon around fig. Slowly turn until all sides of bacon are fully cooked. Let cool on paper towels to absorb the delicious bacon grease & pop into your mouth. Feel free to fry an egg or two in the pan drippings. Why waste a good thing?