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Bacon-Wrapped Dried Plums


These cocktail tidbits have a stuffing of cream cheese, celery, and artichoke that's a creamy contrast to the crisp grilled bacon that wraps the dried plums. Recipe courtesy of the California Dried Plum Board.


  • 12 large dried plums, pitted
  • 1 slice lemon
  • 1/4 Cup finely chopped celery
  • 2 cooked artichoke hearts, finely chopped
  • 3 Ounces cream cheese
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 Teaspoon salt
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper
  • 6 slices bacon


Soak the dried plums overnight in water with the lemon slice. Drain and pat dry.

Combine the celery, artichoke hearts, cream cheese, lemon juice, salt, and cayenne. Stuff the dried plums with the mixture. Cut the bacon slices in half. Wrap a slice around each dried plum; fasten with toothpicks. Grill until the bacon is crisp, 4 to 5 minutes on each side.