Thursday, June 10, 2010

Bacon Wrapped Dates

A really quick post for a really quick appetizer. A friend gave me this recipe saying if you like sweet and salty together and people are arriving in 1/2 hour, this one is a go to. The combination seemed "different" to me but I had to give it a try.

8 oz. pitted dates
1/4 pkg bacon cut in half

Line a cookie pan with tin foil

Roll up each date with 1/2 slice of bacon

Place in a preheated 375 degree oven until crispy - 20-30 minutes depending on how quick your oven is. Keep checking after 20 minutes.

Really an interesting combination that I would do again.

Note: If you have a fast oven - set it to 350 rather than 375. I set mine to 375 and thought afterwards that 350 would have sufficed. StumbleUpon


Jen said...

We love bacon wrapped dates! I like to stuff mine with an almond and some goat cheese first. They're salty/sweet and crunchy/chewy. So addictive.

Marysol said...

oh yum.
i had some on a patio last friday, along with more little bites, and it was perfection!

please convert the most people that you can to these tiny bundles of deliciousness!!!

Jen said it well: addictive.

FOODalogue said...

This recipe has been around for ages (decades). Now that you've discovered it, they'll be hard to resist. I love the salty/sweet yin-yang. P.S. Your bacon looks finished to perfection.

Peter G @ Souvlaki For The Soul said...

How very 70's!!! I make a slit in mine and add a creamy goats gets all nice and gooey!

Lori Lynn said...

We served these at one of our sunken City Supper Club events. They were very popular.

Hope you are doing well!

bellini valli said...

Ihope you used your medjool dates my friend, no matter they would have been quick and popular:D

kat said...

anything wrapped in bacon is good!

Hopie said...

Mmm, I love bacon wrapped dates too. I've done bacon wrapped pieces of banana too for the same salty/sweet combo. The banana just melts in your mouth and the bacon is all salty and crispy around it. So good!

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