SIMPLE Maple Glazed Bacon Wrapped Dates

SIMPLE Maple Glazed Bacon Wrapped Dates with Almonds

There is nothing visually appealing about these bacon wrapped dates and they certainly won’t win any beauty pageant awards.  But what they lack visually they make up for in taste!

These soft, sweet Medjool dates get stuffed with a salty almond and then wrapped in smoky bacon and baked to crispy-soft perfection.

Feel free to add a little cheese to your date.  Goat cheese seems to be the most popular choice or a smoky Gouda perhaps.

Dates can be found either in bulk in the produce section of your supermarket or packaged in the baking aisle. Look for PITTED dates, meaning the pits have been removed. If you cannot find pitted, don’t fret, simply cut the date in half without cutting all the way through and remove the pits.

Stuff an almond in the middle, wrap it in bacon and bake.  While the bacon is crisping up in the oven, a glaze with butter, brown sugar and maple syrup is made and brushed over the dates for even more sticky finger licking goodness.

What’s is not to love about that?

If you are looking for a great drink to pear with the savory date, try these Lemon Drop Martinis – a perfect match!

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SIMPLE Maple Glazed Bacon Wrapped Dates with Almonds

SIMPLE BACON WRAPPED DATES WITH ALMONDS


Ingredients

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  • 2024 Pitted Dates, sliced open
  • 1012 Slices Thin Bacon, cut in half
  • 2024 Almonds (you can put 2 in each Date if there is enough room)
  • OPTIONAL: Soft Goat Cheese, Smoked Cheese or Cheddar

FOR THE GLAZE:

  • 1 Tablespoon Butter
  • 2 Tablespoons Brown Sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons Maple Syrup

Instructions

  1. Gently open the dates along the cut line (where they’ve been cut for pitting) and tuck in 1 (or 2) almonds inside each date and set aside. Add the cheese if using.
  2. Cut the bacon in half and wrap each date in the bacon.
  3. Use a toothpick to keep the bacon from unwrapping and place each date on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  4. Bake them in a preheated oven at 400°F for 15 minutes. Flip and cook for another 15 minutes or until the bacon is evenly cooked and crispy.
  5. While the dates are baking, melt the butter in a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Whisk in the brown sugar and maple syrup and continue to simmer for about 5 to 8 minutes, or until the sauce thickens.
  6. Brush the glaze over the dates and place back into the oven for an additional 3 minutes.


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1

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1 Comment

  • Reply
    Chris
    January 24, 2020 at 4:25 pm

    Holy crap were these good!!!!!!

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