A Date With a Pig

"This has got to be the easiest appetizer in the world ! It has 2 ingredients and anyone who has tried these just loves them! My plate always comes home empty....so enjoy !"
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Ready In:
25-30 pieces




  • Take the bacon and cut it in half.
  • Wrap each individual date in the 1/2 slice of raw bacon.
  • Secure each bacon wrapped date with a toothpick.
  • Place all of these dates on a cookie sheet.
  • Cook at 350 for approximately 30 minutes, turning them once.
  • They are done when all sides are brown.
  • Remove toothpicks before serving.
  • These are easily transported and reheated.
  • Serve warm and wait for the applause!

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  1. Not only for the single ladies, this one's a real keeper. They are quick and easy to prepare and no one believed that I actually made them. People couldn't figure out what the other ingredient was besides the bacon. It was the first date with a pig that I actually enjoyed.
  2. My mom made these for a holiday party and everyone raved about them. She hates cooking but figured with only 2 ingredients she could handle this one. She was right... they were delicious.
  3. INCREDIBLY good! I didn't have enough bacon, so I made the mistake of slicing the bacon in half lengthwise and using 1/4 piece on each date. Not a good idea. A full 1/2 is necessary to cover the date and allow for shrinkage.**Next time I may precook the bacon slightly, wrap it around the date and continue baking until crisp. This will speed up the baking time. Thanks cfletcher! Made for Tgiving.
  4. I have this recipe from another source. However, there is one difference...stuff each date with a whole pecan. This appetizer is always a hit!
  5. Nice and easy. I didn't even use toothpick and placed seam side down for cooking which sealed the edge nicely.


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