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Dates with Bacon

Photo: Thomas J. Story; Styling: Dan Becker
Yield Makes 18 pieces; 6 to 8 servings
Time: 25 minutes. Find Medjool dates at Middle Eastern and well-stocked grocery stores.


  • 6 strips thin-sliced bacon
  • 18 pitted Medjool dates

Nutrition 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

How to Make It

  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.

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

  4. Note: Nutritional analysis is per piece.