Bacon and Date Appetizer

Bacon and Date Appetizer

176 Reviews 6 Pics
  • Prep

    30 m
  • Cook

    5 m
  • Ready In

    35 m
Recipe by  CINNTX

“An easy, quick appetizer that I first tasted at a Native American wedding ceremony. Dates are stuffed with almonds and wrapped in bacon!”

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Original recipe yields 6 servings



  1. Preheat the broiler.
  2. Slit dates. Place one almond inside each date. Wrap dates with bacon, using toothpicks to hold them together.
  3. Broil 10 minutes, or until bacon is evenly brown and crisp.

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My sister's catering company has made these for lots of social event and we've found they come out better if you bake them at 400 for a little longer than broiling them. They cook a little more evenly. They are always a hit at parties.



I had these appetizers at a catered X-mas party this year, and they were awesome! I had to try and make them myself. A tip from the chef at the party was to use good, thick bacon from the deli (not the prepackaged stuff); I tried a little of each type of bacon (just to see) and he was definitely right-the thicker bacon works much better, and I only used about 1/3 of a strip on each date-they were great!



Amazing! I collected recipes during the year to make for Christmas 2001. I had an open house for several days and needed prepare-ahead recipes that I could pop in the oven or in the fryer as my guests arrived. My first batch of dates I tried as the recipe called for, in the oven. Cooking by this method made the bacon unevenly cooked. My husbad tried one and didn't care for the sweetness of the date. I almost chucked the whole heap of bacon wrapped dates and called it "a lesson learned". The next day I had the wok with hot oil cooking crab puffs and I decided to try deep frying a batch of the dates. It made a HUGE difference in the flavor and texture of the dates! My husband thought they were delicious now! They were no longer super sweet and the bacon was cooked evenly. I asked my closest friends to rate the appetizers from most favorite to least (I had at least a dozen to choose from) and these were number one with most of my fussy eaters. They're one of the best for making ahead and keeping in the fridge until ready to cook. I used a can of Diamond-A toasted and salted almonds. Because the almonds were so small, I was able to stuff two into each date. I will keep this recipe and make again. They're wonderful.

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Amount Per Serving (6 total)

  • Calories
  • 560 cal
  • 28%
  • Fat
  • 43.7 g
  • 67%
  • Carbs
  • 32.2 g
  • 10%
  • Protein
  • 13.7 g
  • 27%
  • Cholesterol
  • 51 mg
  • 17%
  • Sodium
  • 631 mg
  • 25%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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