November 27, 2018 - Written by: Nancy Pollard
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Crispy Bacon-Wrapped Stuffed Dates
Serves 6
  1. 18 pitted dates (she suggests Medjool, but I think a lesser pitted date is better for this )
  2. 18 pieces Parmesan cheese, each about 3/4 inch xy 1/4 inch
  3. 6 slices cured bacon, each cut into thirds (she suggests apple cured, but I have used others)
  4. stemmed parsley for garnish
  1. Preheat oven to 450F
  2. Pit dates if not already done (i buy the pitted ones)
  3. Insert a piece of parmesan into each slit.
  4. Wrap a piece of bacon arond each stuffed date and secure with a toothpick
  5. Place dates on a baking sheet.
  6. Bake for about 5 minutes or until the bacon on top is crisp.
  7. Using tongs, turn the dates and bake for another 5 minutes. - bacon should be crisp on this side too.
  8. Transfer dates to a double layer of paper towels to drain.
  9. Transfer to a serving platter, optionally garnish with parsley leaves and serve.
  1. These can be made 1 day ahead but unbaked.
  2. Cover and refrigerate but bring to room temperature before baking.
  3. Pecorino or Sonoma Jack can be substituted
Adapted from Seriously Simple Holidays
Adapted from Seriously Simple Holidays
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