Fig Pear and Bacon Wraps

Recipe from What's For Lunch, Honey?  

Ingredients

4 small ripe pears, peeled, halved and cores removed
4 ripe figs, halved
200ml white wine
Juice of 1/2 lime
50g sugar
2 tablespoon fig mustard, substitute with any other mustard like Dijon
8 slices bacon
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon maple syrup
1 tablespoon dried rosemary
Salt and fresh cracked pepper

Method

Pour the wine, lemon juice and sugar in a large pot. Place the pear halves into the liquid and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for 15-20 minutes, until the pears have softened. Remove from heat and allow to cool in the liquid.

Pre-heat the oven to 200 degrees C. Keep an oven proof dish ready.

Spread each fig half with a thin layer of mustard, close with a pear half and then wrap each fruit "sandwich" with a bacon slice. Place in the ovenproof dish.

Drizzle with olive oil and maple syrup, sprinkle with salt, pepper and dried rosemary.

Place in the oven and roast for approx. 15 - 20 minutes.

Serve warm.