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Bacon and Date Appetizer


"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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35 m servings 560 cals
Original recipe yields 6 servings


  • Calories:
  • 560 kcal
  • 28%
  • Fat:
  • 43.7 g
  • 67%
  • Carbs:
  • 32.2g
  • 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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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  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.


  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

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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 ...

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I adore dates, bacon, and almonds - but I am sorry to say that I hated this combination. I fried it in peanut oil as suggested in several reviews, and found that frying obliterated the delicate...

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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 ...

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 (...

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 m...

Great! I stuffed the dates a week ahead and left them in the fridge. I used 2 different kinds of dates. I recommend the ones found in the produce section, instead of the boxed and vaccuum sea...

These were a HUGE hit at a party I had this weekend, even among people who don't like dates. Like others, I baked these (intead of broiling) at 400* until browned. I'd suggest covering the cooki...

Made these for a holiday party and they were the big hit! VERY easy. I also baked in the oven for about 25 minutes. I used regular Hormel bacon and cut the strips into thirds before wrapping aro...

These are excellent with or without using almonds. A little hard to get the toothpick through when you use almonds, I find it easiest to weave the toothpick in & out of the seam where the bacon...

Been making samples of different appetizers for my annual Xmas Open House and this one will definitely be there! I tried baking a few at 400 degrees, but took too long. So I deep fried (peanut o...

My sister in law had these at a fancy lunch one day and commented on how good they were. I was in shock when I came across these. I can't wait to make these for my next get together. Cooking t...