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Dates with Bacon

Rachel Weill
Total time 25 mins
Yield Makes 18 pieces; 6 to 8 servings
Wrap big, soft, luscious Medjool dates in bacon, then fry until crisp. Find Medjools at Middle Eastern and gourmet grocery stores.


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

Nutrition Information

  • calories 60
  • caloriesfromfat 15 %
  • protein 1 g
  • fat 1 g
  • satfat 0.4 g
  • carbohydrate 12 g
  • fiber 1.2 g
  • sodium 34 mg
  • cholesterol 1.8 mg

How to Make It

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

  2. Set dates, seam sides down, in a 10- to 12-inch 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. Note: Nutritional analysis is per date.

Cook's Notes

You can make these dates up to 6 hours ahead; let cool, then cover and store at room temperature.