Prep 30 mins
Cook 1 hr
These are a big hit at parties, and if anyone knows ... that would be Ila!! You can also stuff these with an almond.
- 15 pitted dates
- 16 ounces pineapple chunks, drained (reserve juice)
- 15 slices bacon, cut in half (precooked or microwave)
- 1⁄2 cup tomato sauce
- 1⁄2 cup soy sauce
- 1⁄2 cup pineapple juice
- 1⁄4 cup brown sugar
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Cut each date in half crosswise, leaving a hole in the center. Lay a pineapple chuck into the center of each half slice of date and wrap with a half of a bacon slice. Sticking with a wooden tooth pick to hold together. Place in a 13 x 9 inch baking dish and cook for 30 minutes; drain excess fat.
- Combine remaining ingredients in a small bowl and pour over rumaki; tossing lightly to coat with sauce. Bake for 30 minutes more, stirring occasionally. Pour rumaki and sauce into a shallo decorative bowl. Serve hot.
OUTSTANDING APPETIZERS & something very different from what I usually have on my finger food counter! I found them most enjoyable to make, too! Absolutely great flavor combo from the dates, pineapple & bacon! Definitely a keeper of a recipe! [Made & reviewed in Newest Zaar Tag]