Bakin’ in Baconia for Christmas!


Greetings Fellow Bacon Lovers……

I’m cooking away in the kitchen for Christmas!   

Yes indeed it’s time for your King to pass on another possible suggestion for you to try when you have that company over for the holiday.   We at the Castle Baconia don’t have company – in fact we close the place down for Christmas so all of the Castle Staff and your King can spend the day with FAMILY!    YAY!!!!

The recipe I have for you today may sound weird but trust me………….would your King send you in the wrong direction?   Heck no……………….this is a really delicious appetizer and you should try it because not only is it EASY it’s YUMMY.

Bacon Wrapped Apricots


8 strips of bacon

1 package dried apricots

1/2 cup Honey BBQ sauce

1 Tablespoon of Honey

1-1/2 Teaspoon mustard (any kind…..if you want hot mustard it works but we used good old yellow mustard)


Cut each bacon strip into thirds LONG-wise so you have three long pieces of bacon from each strip.   Cook until not totally cooked but slightly crispy and drain.   Wrap the bacon strip around one of the dried apricots and insert toothpick.  Put the apricots on an ungreased cookie sheet or baking pan and cook at 350 degrees for 18-22 minutes until bacon is totally crisp.   Combine the BBQ sauce, honey and mustard in a bowl and serve as a “dip” !!

Is this good?  OH YES INDEEDY IT’S GOOD!

I would never lead you astray but certainly NEVER before the guy in the red suit comes to visit.  I’m staying on the NICE LIST for sure!

Yeah he sure does so I’m making a big batch of these appetizers to leave out with a big glass of milk for him when he comes by!

All of us in the Castle want to wish you and your family the HAPPIEST and MERRIEST of Christmases………….and if you can include bacon in some of your recipes – I think not only SANTA will be happy but all of your family will be too!

Merry Christmas from the Bacon King!

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    • Happy Christmas Miss Marjorie and Dash Kitten Crew! Thanks for making this past year full of so much fun and adventure! We hope the new year brings lots more fun and “HAPPY” !!!

      Love and Holiday Hugs, Teddy and Mom Pam


    • Miss Pix we had bacon this morning AND hash with eggs – Mom and Dad were big piggies this morning. I got a tiny edge of bacon though… they didn’t forget poor tubby me!!!!!!

      I hope you and Mr. Jerry have a wonderful Christmas – with homemade noodles??????? Tee Hee……..

      Love, Teddy

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        • YAY! Have a fun day today Miss Pix………….we didn’t get around to commenting on our comments yesterday – it was just a super busy day………but by now you are probably gearing up for this yummy homemade noodles AND opening presents………..hope you and CH have a super wonderful time……..we love you!

          Hugs, Teddy


  1. Thank you for another great recipe. We just had this but with pineapple and no sauce. (Even easier!) We’re done shopping, I hope, so maybe we could get apricots for New Years.
    Have a Very Merry Christmas Teddy and family. ☃️🎄🤶🏻🎅🏼🎁❄️🎄

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  2. Hey Teddy, we are so glad Mom found time to get here today. She LOVES apricots and she thinks this recipe would make a great appetizer for the family this week. AND you reminded her that she needed to get that bacon out of the freezer for tomorrow’s BIG breakfast.

    Merry Christmas.

    Woos – Lightning, Misty, and Timber

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    • YAY – so glad we reminded your Mom to get that bacon out to thaw – company’s coming and you need that bacon at the ready! We thought those appetizers sounded too good to pass up so we wanted to share them and I think your family will LOVE THEM !!

      Merry Christmas
      Love, Teddy and Mom


  3. Deer Teddy fank you fur thee luvley Katmass card!!! It came yesterday an wee opened it today aftur thee Vet appointmint.
    Wee mee-yowed with Vet Man fur half an hour an hee answered ALL our questshunss an agreed a ‘care package’ of meddycayshunss wood bee a good fing! Mee iss restin beeside LadyMum tonite an so happy to bee feelin more like meeself…
    Meowy Katmass to you an Angel Unccle Sammy ❤ an yur Pawentss…..
    **nose bumpsss** Siddhartha Henry xXXx

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    • Siddhartha I hope you are on the road to good health – it would be the BEST Christmas gift for all of us if you were finally WELL and could stay that way…………….we hope you have a restful recovery. You scared all of us young man! Angel Sammy and I send you lots of POTP and hugs.

      Teddy and Mom Pam too

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      • Sorry Lady Pam an Teddy an angel Unccle Sammy! Mee did not meen to freek efurryone out. Mee DOESS have I-Bee-Dee with seckondary Pancreatitis. mee iss sorta Like Aunty NYLABLUE!! Mee iss on thee rite road an today mee was abull to ‘you know’ without pain or ickyness~~what a reelief!!!
        An LadyMum saysa mee with her alive iss thee BEST gift of all…..what a sweet LadyMum shee iss!!!
        (((paw hugsss))) Siddhartha Henry =^,.^=


    • Oh Marv your Mommy’s mangos sound DIVINE. My Mom might have to try those………..meanwhile enjoy your Christmas Eve dear boy – isn’t this just the BEST time? Who knew Christmas could be this amazing!

      Love and Kitty Holiday Hugs, Teddy


  4. Thank you for the fantastic bacon suggestions, but also–especially–for being such a good friend at a time when my Human is just hopeless! I can’t do a thing with her. Sigh. She is retiring in six months though, so there might be hope for us yet!! Hope you have a wonderful, cozy, Christmas. We know Angel Sammy is SO happy that you are bringing so much happiness to your Mom and Dad, Teddy. They had a tough holiday last year missing their boy, but you have made 2017 a wonderful year and a happy Christmas for them. We think Angel Sammy did a great job picking you out for them. XOXOXOXOXO Spitty & the Human

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    • Dear King Spitty…..I’m sure once your Human is retired you will get MORE than enough of her time – you may find that you wish she was back at work (hahahaha)…seriously, I hope you have an amazing Christmas and new year….my Mom says with me here this Christmas it will be a much happier holiday than last year when they had to say goodbye to Sammy. I will forever be grateful that he sent my Mom and Dad to the shelter to get me – I guess he knew that I would do my BEST to make them happy like he did!

      Love and Holiday Hugs dear friends…………….Teddy and Mom Pam


  5. OMC…Teddy! Our mom just copied that recipe down and plans to make it very soon. Apricots are her very favorite fruit. She’s thinking that melted chocolate would be really nommy to dip these in as well. Thanks for sharing all these delicious recipes with us. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo, Cooper Murphy and Sawyer


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