Bacon Wrapped Dates, Three Ways

  • Recipe courtesy Ana Sofia Pelaez
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24 dates


  • 24 pitted dates (preferably Mejdool)
  • 2 ounces Manchego cheese, cut in 1-inch batons
  • 2 ounces chorizo, casings removed and sliced in 1-inch batons
  • 8 unsalted roasted whole almonds
  • 8 to 10 sliced uncured bacon, sliced lengthwise then cut in half
    • 24 colored toothpicks, soaked in water


    Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. Line a ridged baking sheet with aluminum foil then set aside.

    Working in groups, stuff each date with cheese, chorizo or almonds. Wrap a piece of bacon around the stuffed date, and then secure with toothpick (for easy identification use one color per filling). Place wrapped dates about 1-inch apart on the prepared baking sheet and set in the preheated oven.

    Check after 6 minutes, turning the dates with tongs so that they brown evenly. Bake until the bacon is crisp on all sides, 8 to 10 more minutes. Remove from oven then serve immediately.