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Dates with Bacon

Wrap big, soft, luscious Medjool dates in bacon, then fry until crisp. Find Medjools at Middle Eastern and gourmet grocery stores.

Sunset JULY 2006

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


  • 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.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 60
  • Calories from fat: 15%
  • Protein: 1g
  • Fat: 1g
  • Saturated fat: 0.4g
  • Carbohydrate: 12g
  • Fiber: 1.2g
  • Sodium: 34mg
  • Cholesterol: 1.8mg

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Dates with Bacon Recipe