Bacon Wrapped Ramps

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Author Notes: This is a great mix of flavors and textures. A perfect appetizer. Sweet, salty, curnchy and creamy. Makes 8 wraps, two per person.JoanG

Serves 4

  • 8 ramp bulbs with leaves removed and 1 inch of stem. Cleaned, root end sliced off.
  • 8 Large dried prunes
  • 4 slciees of good, applewood smoked bacon(nitrate free), cut in half i
  • 4 tablespoons Good blue cheese
  1. Split each prune ih half and open up.
  2. Place one ramp bulb on top ot he open prune.
  3. Place 1/2 Tablespoon of blue cheese on top
  4. Wrap securely with 1/2 strip of bacon and fasten with a toothpick.
  5. Place on greasted baking sheet. Bake at 375 for about 10 minutes.
  6. TUrn over the wraps to brown the other side.
  7. When bacon is dark and crispy on both sides, remove and drain on paper towels.
  8. Serve hot.
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Junechamp

over 4 years ago ChefJune

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I made these for our appy on Sunday, and we LOVED them. I made 12 for 4 persons, and there were ZERO left. ;) They were super-easy to assemble. I found myself without toothpicks, so I wrapped each one so the seam of the bacon would be on the bottom, and I didn't turn them over.

As I said I would, I used the whole ramp. Folded the greens down and put the blue cheese (I used Point Reyes, my fave US blue) on the leaf right where the bacon wrapped around.

This recipe will definitely be rolled out again next year when ramps are in season. Too bad figs aren't in season at the same time. They would be good in this, too.

I took some pictures, but don't see where I could post any.

Dscn2828

over 4 years ago JoanG

Thnks so much for tyring my recpe. This is my first submission to Fodd52 so it pelased me very much to get some responss!

Junechamp

over 4 years ago ChefJune

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I can't throw away the tops. I'm using them in my version. Picture later.

Dscn2828

over 4 years ago JoanG

Good idea. I had used them in a creamy baked dish. Nothing goes to wase!

Junechamp

over 4 years ago ChefJune

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Prunes are always dried. If they were fresh, they'd be plums! This sounds delicious.

Dscn2828

over 4 years ago JoanG

YOu can substitute a dried fig, date or apricot for the prune. They all work very well!

Dscn4372

over 4 years ago Stefano Coppola

i love you for doing this.

Mrs._larkin_370

over 4 years ago mrslarkin

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These were yummy! Made them tonight. Some I made without the prunes (for hubby). Next time, I will spiral the bacon, as I wasn't thinking and rolled them up straight. Not a bad thing, just kinda thick. I used Gorgonzola.

Dscn2828

over 4 years ago JoanG

Thanks so much for trying them. Glad you like them!

Dscn2828

over 4 years ago JoanG

I f you wonder what the orange is inside the bacon wrap, I also tried adding s trip of roasted yam to the bundle along with the ramp. Also tasty!

Annalbu

over 4 years ago AppleAnnie

A lot of big flavors here, but ramps have the strength to hold their own!

Mrs._larkin_370

over 4 years ago mrslarkin

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These look mighty tasty! And you've used the secret weapon - bacon!