I am always looking for an easy, but delicious appetizer to serve at gatherings. This one is great especially when fresh peaches are in season. This recipe is from Paula Deen and was given to me by a friend in Savannah.
Bacon wrapped peach bites
1 12-ounce package of thick cut bacon, slices halved crosswise
3 large jalapeños, seeded and cut lengthwise into 8 slices each
4 large fresh peaches, peeled, pitted and cut into 6 wedges each
1/4 cup red pepper jelly
1/4 cup white balsamic vinegar
1/8 tsp ground black pepper
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with foil. Place bacon pieces in a single layer on pan.
Bake until bacon slices are just beginning to brown, 5-8 minutes. Remove from oven and drain on paper towels. Place one jalapeño slice on 1 peach wedge, and wrap with one piece of bacon. Secure with a toothpick. Repeat until all are done. Then bake 15 minutes, turning once.
In a small bowl, whisk together pepper jelly, vinegar and pepper. Remove peaches from oven and brush with jelly mixture. Bake until bacon is golden brown, about 5 minutes more.