Dates with Bacon

Photo: Thomas J. Story; Styling: Dan Becker

Time: 25 minutes. Find Medjool dates at Middle Eastern and well-stocked grocery stores.

Yield: Makes 18 pieces; 6 to 8 servings
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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 122
  • Calories from fat: 7%
  • Protein: 1.5g
  • Fat: 0.9g
  • Saturated fat: 0.3g
  • Carbohydrate: 30g
  • Fiber: 2.7g
  • Sodium: 49mg
  • Cholesterol: 2.3mg


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


  1. 1. Cut bacon strips crosswise into about 4-in. lengths. Wrap a piece snugly around each date, overlapping ends.
  2. 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.
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