Me & My Recipe | Bacon Wrapped Figs

With a diverse background, United Way’s Information Technology (IT) guru, Rob Borthwick, can be described as eclectic with a great desire to provide IT support to help his fellow United Way co-workers succeed. He began his life on the East Coast in Chester, New York about an hour north of New York City. Occasionally Rob enjoys cooking this delicious recipe for Bacon Wrapped Figs. He doesn’t have a single favorite restaurant or movie. “I like a lot of each,” said Rob. “Food is best when shared.” To learn more about Rob, click here.

Bacon Wrapped Fig Recipe


24 Dried Figs
3 oz. Goat Cheese (Room Temp)
1 tbsp Pesto
1 tbsp Lemon Juice
1 tbsp Lemon Zest
Kosher Salt & Ground Pepper
BACON! (12 Slices)

Position an oven rack in the center of the oven, and preheat the broiler. Slice the figs about 3/4 of the way down the center lengthwise, and open each like a book; set aside.

Combine the goat cheese, pesto, lemon juice and zest and 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper in a small bowl with a rubber spatula. Fill each fig with about 1 teaspoon of the cheese-pesto mixture.

Wrap each stuffed fig with a slice of bacon, and secure with a toothpick. Put the figs, seam-side down, on a rimmed baking sheet.

Broil, turning once, until the bacon is cooked through and crispy, about 4 to 5 minutes per side.