Friday, December 28, 2012

Today's Recipe: Bacon-Wrapped Dates stuffed with Pecans

If you are looking for a decadently delicious app to bring to your New Year's Eve party...this is it!  Thank you to my friend Giselle, who always brings these delectable snacks to Hania & Chris' annual Yankee Swap Holiday Party! Everyone raved about these heavenly, carmelized bacon-wrapped dates. Bon appetit!

Start with 30 dates...but you may need to double or triple the recipe! Adjust for the amount of people you have, usually plan on 2-3 dates per person.
30 Whole Pitted Medjool Dates
30 Roasted Pecan Halves (or Almonds)
Uncured Bacon (raw) sliced in 1/2 or 1/3 to fit around date

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  2. Pit the dates with your fingers or with a paring knife.
  3. Place a pecan piece inside each date.
  4. Wrap date in a piece of bacon and secure with a tooth pick
  5. Place on parchment paper on a baking sheet or glass Pyrex dish and bake for 12 minutes (start checking them when it gets close).
  6. The bacon should be cooked and crispy. Served hot on a serving platter.

1 comment:

  1. I absolutely love these! Once I had a friend bring these to my house. She was a novice cook. She had no idea you could buy dates pitted or with pits. I darn near cracked a tooth that night. No joke!!!