Bacon, Fennel and Apple Chutney
Chutney is a favorite British condiment for everything from cheese to roasts. This sweet-and-smoky version is perfect with crackers as a starter, spread on a grilled cheddar sandwich or served with roasted pork.
Wrap sweet, juicy peaches in bacon and grill them until they're nicely charred. The secret ingredients are the grilled scallions tucked into the peach pit nook.
It doesn't get much better than this combination: crispy, salty bacon and slightly smoky guacamole.
Bacon-and-Romaine Skewers with Blue Cheese Dressing
Wedge salad (iceberg lettuce with blue cheese dressing and bacon) is a classic American dish. This recipe reconfigures it as a playful cocktail snack.
Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp with Cocktail Sauce
For this excellent appetizer, jumbo shrimp are marinated in chile-garlic oil, then wrapped with bacon and grilled. They're served with a house-made cocktail sauce that's spiked with a horseradish.
Mini Tartes Flambées
This is a bite-size version of tarte flambée, a traditional Alsatian tart.
Beans and Bacon on Buttered Toasts
This hearty fork-and-knife dish from Hugh Acheson is perfect for a quick, easy dinner for two or as a starter for four.
Chorizo-Filled Dates Wrapped in Bacon
This timeless tapa from Spanish cookbook author Penelope Casas has everything going for it—it's sweet, smoky and savory, all in one bite.
Bacon-Wrapped Cherry Peppers
These genius hors d'oeuvres from Colby Garrelts (an F&W Best New Chef 2005) call for just three ingredients. The recipe can be made ahead of time, so it's great for parties.
These bacon-wrapped mushrooms are a fast, easy appetizer when you have guests over.
Pimento Cheese & Bacon Crostini
Down Home with the Neelys has inventive recipes like these irresistible crostini.