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

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Rachel Weill

Recipe Summary

25 mins
Makes 18 pieces; 6 to 8 servings


Ingredient Checklist


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

  • 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.

Chef's Notes

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

Nutrition Facts

60 calories; calories from fat 15%; protein 1g; fat 1g; saturated fat 0.4g; carbohydrates 12g; fiber 1.2g; sodium 34mg; cholesterol 1.8mg.