Dates with Bacon

Dates with Bacon Recipe
Photo: Thomas J. Story; Styling: Dan Becker
Time: 25 minutes. Find Medjool dates at Middle Eastern and well-stocked grocery stores.


Makes 18 pieces; 6 to 8 servings

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Nutritional Information

Calories 122
Caloriesfromfat 7 %
Protein 1.5 g
Fat 0.9 g
Satfat 0.3 g
Carbohydrate 30 g
Fiber 2.7 g
Sodium 49 mg
Cholesterol 2.3 mg


6 strips thin-sliced bacon
18 pitted Medjool dates


1. Cut bacon strips crosswise into about 4-in. lengths. Wrap a piece snugly around each date, overlapping ends.

2. Set dates, seam sides down, in a 10- to 12-in. nonstick frying pan over medium heat (you may have to fry dates in batches). Turn dates occasionally until bacon is browned and crisp on all sides, 6 to 8 minutes total. Transfer dates to paper towels to drain; blot dry. Serve warm or cool.

*Make ahead: Up to 6 hours; let cool, then cover and store at room temperature.

Note: Nutritional analysis is per piece.

December 2009
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