Monday, December 6, 2010

20--- Bacon-Wrapped Dates

Time for a 20! This is one of my quick go-to appetizers. Everyone loves them-- especially those who have a liking for the salty-sweet combo! You can also stuff them with almonds, blue cheese, goat cheese, or olive tapenade (recipe coming soon) and then wrap them with bacon. There's not many recipes with only TWO ingredients that are so good! On that note, you could probably wrap bacon around a tire and make it taste scrumptious.

Bacon-Wrapped Dates
Serves 12

24 dried pitted dates
8 slices of bacon, medium thickness, sliced into thirds

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Wrap a bacon slice third around each date and secure with a toothpick (place the toothpick through meaty parts of bacon for the best hold).

Place dates in a baking dish on the middle rack of oven and bake for 10-12 minutes or until bacon is fully cooked.

Best served hot, however these can be reheated in the microwave if needed!

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