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Bacon Wrapped Dates

Derek Jacobson

For Lunch ( Appetizers )


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15 minutes to prepare and 8 minutes to cook

Serves 6


A great canape or appetizer. Nice for large sunday brunches, easy to make, savor and sweet all at once.


• 12 dates, pitted
• 6 strips of thick cut, black pepper coated bacon
• Olive oil
• 2 tablespoons of brown sugar
• 1 teaspoon of ancho chili powder
• Orange blossom honey for finishing


• Preheat the oven to 300 degrees
• In a glass bowl, mix the sugar and chili powder
• Rub a light coating of the mixture over each date
• Cut the strips of bacon in half
• Wrap a half strip around each date and seal with a toothpick
• Heat a skillet over medium high heat
• Add the wrapped dates and lightly sear on each side to slightly crisp.
• Transfer the dates to a paper towel lined and pat dry
• Add the dates to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and finish in the oven for about 4 to 5 minutes
• Drizzle a little honey over each date and serve while hot


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    Sounds delish!!! I try not to eat too much bacon... but seeing as though this is an appetizer, I think I can make an exception :)