Bacon Wrapped Dates With Almonds
- Ready In:
- Stuff each date with one almond.
- Cut bacon into half or thirds.
- Wrap bacon around date and secure with a round toothpick.
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Place dates on a foil lined (they are messy and this makes them much easier to clean up) baking pan and cook until bacon is crispy (around 15 minutes).
- Drain on paper towel and serve warm or room temperature.
- Watch them disappear!
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A favorite recipe! Hint: Be sure to use THINLY sliced bacon, as the recipe says. I use 1/3 slice per date, if the date is on the smaller size.. I also dredge the bacon slices in brown sugar before wrapping the dates. You can place them on a wire rack over a lined cookie sheet for more even cooking. Yummy!
Love this recipe. I currently reside in the Middle East and Almond Stuffed Dates are well liked and available in jumbo sizes, they usually are stuffed with 2 or 3 large almonds. Now as you might be able to gather bacon is not looked at favorably by the locals, but us ExPats are able to obtain it in specialty stores. It goes almost without saying that to wrap a local favorite with bacon and serving it at our last party was a great success...
This recipe is amazing! I cut the bacon strips into thirds. The wrapped dates were then baked for 10 minutes, turned over, and baked an additional 10 minutes. I found that if I didn't turn them the bottoms would be over cooked, possibly because they were baked for 20 minutes rather than 15 minutes. Thanks sassafrasnanc!
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