Better With Bacon

Who doesn't like holiday appetizers? The season when comfort food reigns, trumping anything with the word "healthy" in it, is definitely the season for eating. I first sampled bacon wrapped dates at this fantastic tapas restaurant Alta in New York City. My sister and I were voracious for more, unabashedly ordering ourselves another side.

Imagine my excitement when I heard that Martha herself had a recipe for bacon wrapped dates, like I should be surprised...I'm definitely trying this recipe out for the next holiday party on my calendar.

Bacon Wrapped Dates


Makes 24
  • 24 pitted dates
  • 24 whole blanched almonds
  • 8 slices bacon


  1. Heat broiler with rack 4 inches from heat. Stuff dates with almonds. Cut bacon into thirds crosswise. Wrap each date with a bacon strip. Place seam side down on a slotted broiler pan.
  2. Broil until crispy on one side, 3 to 5 minutes. Turn; cook until bacon is crispy throughout, 3 to 5 minutes more. Transfer to paper towels to drain.


Kerri Lynne said...

mmmm, now i'm hungry! this is something i've got to try soon!

Lynne said...

We just covered this in a Christmas food quiz I did with my friends yesterday - the question was what is the difference between devil on horseback and angel on horseback...?

Callie Grayson said...

yummy! my favorite. I learned to make these at the chopping block in chicago. fun place to hang with friends and learn to cook new items of deliciousness!

theyellowbucket said...

ooh these are so delicious! i recently had them at a restaurant in brooklyn but they stuffed them with goat cheese. most excellent!