Bacon-Wrapped Livers with Fig Compote - Mountain Cravings

Bacon-Wrapped Livers with Fig Compote

Bacon-Wrapped Livers with Fig Compote

For the two of you who got past the title, hang on for just one more moment – we’re gonna talk about what you’ve been missing out on with chicken livers. Yes, really.

Livers get a bad rap as scary gross organs that no one under the age of seventy would ever touch. I’m here to tell you about the whole world of flavor you’re missing out on, starting with these Bacon-Wrapped Livers with Fig Compote. There’s no denying that livers aren’t pretty, but we’re following the most basic rule of appetizers: wrap it in bacon. All they need is a little salt, a little pepper, and a heaping scoop of sweet figs simmered in wine.

Bacon-Wrapped Livers with Fig Compote

Livers are so deeply umami-rich that they need some good salty bacon to balance them out. They’re great right there, full stop, but if you want to go all the way you can balance out that salt with a sweet dipping sauce. Honey is more traditional, but we all know how bad I am about messing with traditions.

The fig compote here is super straightforward. Dried figs and thyme are simmered in red wine, then whirled through a food processor to make a thick paste. Add a splash more wine to reach a jam-like consistency and you’re in saucy heaven. Highly recommended to make double the compote and spread it on toast or pair it with brie!

Bacon-Wrapped Livers with Fig Compote

Still looking for another New Years Eve appetizer? If you’re even a little curious, this is a great way to test out liver – you can’t beat the pairing of bacon and fig jam. If you’re already initiated into the magic of bacon-wrapped livers, this compote takes them to a whole different level that you’ll absolutely love.

Bacon-Wrapped Livers with Fig Compote
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
35 mins
Bacon-Wrapped Livers with Fig Compote balance salty & sweet against deep meaty richness - give them a try!
Course: Appetizers & Snacks
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6
Calories: 224 kcal
Author: Mountain Cravings
  • 1/2 lb. bacon
  • 1 lb. chicken livers cleaned & trimmed
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup dried figs chopped
  • 2 T. brown sugar
  • 1 cup dry red wine
  • 1/2 t. thyme
  • 1/4 t. salt
  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Cut bacon slices in half and wrap a piece around each liver, tucking the loose ends underneath.
  3. Arrange on a foil-lined sheet and sprinkle with salt & pepper. Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes.
  4. While livers are cooking, combine figs, sugar, and 1/2 cup wine in a small saucepan.
  5. Bring to a boil; add thyme and salt. Reduce heat and simmer 10 minutes until thickened.
  6. Blend in a food processor to make a thick paste.
  7. Return the fig paste to the saucepan to warm. Slowly add remaining wine until it reaches a spreadable consistency.
  8. When livers are done baking, turn the broiler on for a couple minutes to crisp the bacon.
  9. Serve the bacon-wrapped livers with fig compote for dipping.
Nutrition Facts
6 servings per container
Serving size 2-3 pieces

Amount per serving
Calories 224
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 271mg 91%
Sodium 176mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 16g 6%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 12g
Includes g Added Sugars 0%
Protein 17g

Calcium 1mg 1%
Iron 40mg 223%
Not a significant source of vitamin D, or potassium.

The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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