apricot wraps

Apricot Wraps

1 (14 ounce) package dried apricots
1/2 cup whole almonds
1 pound sliced bacon
1/4 cup plum or apple jelly
2 tablespoons soy sauce

Fold each apricot around an almond. Cut bacon strips into thirds; wrap a strip around each apricot and secure with a wooden pick. Place on two ungreased 15 x 10-inch baking pans. Bake, uncovered, at 375 degrees F for 25 minutes or until bacon is crisp, turning once.

In a small saucepan, combine jelly and soy sauce; cook and stir over low heat for 5 minutes or until warmed and smooth. Remove apricots to paper towels; drain. Serve with sauce for dipping.

Yields about 4 1/2 dozen.