Bacon Wrapped Medjool Dates Stuffed with Almonds


1 pound Medjool dates, pitted (approximately 30 dates)
30 almonds (not flavored)
15 slices quality bacon, cut in half
30 wooden toothpicks, soaked in water for 20 to 30 minutes


Preheat oven to 350°F.

Stuff each date with one almond. Wrap a half slice of bacon around the date and secure the bacon with a wooden toothpick, through the date.

Arrange dates, bacon seam down and 1 inch apart in a shallow parchment lined baking pan. Bake for 35 minutes or until bacon is cooked and caramelized, but not crispy. Serve warm.

YIELD: 30 stuffed dates

SOURCE: Adapted from recipe on Food Network show

Chef Owen “Papa O” Snyder, former owner/chef, Papa O’s Restaurant, Capitola
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