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Dates with Bacon

Makes 18 pieces; 6 to 8 servings

Time: 25 minutes. Find Medjool dates at Middle Eastern and well-stocked grocery stores.

Dates with Bacon

Photo: Thomas J. Story; Styling: Dan Becker
 6 strips thin-sliced bacon
 18 pitted Medjool dates
Step 1

Cut bacon strips crosswise into about 4-in. lengths. Wrap a piece snugly around each date, overlapping ends.

Step 2

Set dates, seam sides down, in a 10- to 12-in. nonstick frying pan over medium heat (you may have to fry dates in batches). Turn dates occasionally until bacon is browned and crisp on all sides, 6 to 8 minutes total. Transfer dates to paper towels to drain; blot dry. Serve warm or cool.

Step 3

*Make ahead: Up to 6 hours; let cool, then cover and store at room temperature.

Step 4

Note: Nutritional analysis is per piece.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Makes 18 pieces; 6 to 8 servings

Amount Per Serving
Calories 122Calories from Fat 7
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.9g2%

Saturated Fat 0.3g2%
Cholesterol 2.3mg1%
Sodium 49mg3%
Total Carbohydrate 30g10%

Dietary Fiber 2.7g11%
Protein 1.5g3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.