Dates with Bacon

Dates with Bacon Recipe
Rachel Weill
Wrap big, soft, luscious Medjool dates in bacon, then fry until crisp. Find Medjools at Middle Eastern and gourmet grocery stores.


Makes 18 pieces; 6 to 8 servings
Total time: 25 Minutes

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Recipe Time

Total: 25 Minutes

Nutritional 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


6 pieces thin-sliced bacon
18 pitted Medjool dates


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.

Note: Nutritional analysis is per date.


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

July 2006
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