Just about anything tastes better with bacon, so wrap it around healthy fruit such as dates. The sweetness of these nutrient-rich fruits combines with the saltiness of the bacon for a simple crowd-pleasing appetizer.

Yield: 24 appetizers

Difficulty Rating: Easy

Nutritional Highlights: Dates are free of fat, cholesterol and sodium, as well as a good source of fiber.

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Recipe From: Tennessee Home and Farm


  • 12 slices applewood smoked bacon
  • 12 dried dates, pits removed and cut in half
  • 24 toothpicks

Tips & Notes

Storing dates is easy – they don't require refrigeration and have a long shelf life.




  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lay bacon out flat on a baking sheet. Bake for approximately 12 to 15 minutes or until the bacon is cooked but not yet crisp. The bacon needs to be flexible enough to wrap around the date.

  2. Cut each piece of bacon in half. Wrap a half a piece of bacon around one the half pieces of date, overlapping just a little bit. Secure the bacon by inserting a toothpick.

  3. Bake the bacon-wrapped dates at 350 degrees until the bacon is crispy, approximately 8 to 10 minutes.

Recipe From: Farm Flavor - www.farmflavor.com

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  1. Jessy @ Farm Flavor says:

    Linked up at Fireflies and Jellybeans: Show Off Your Stuff Thursday – http://firefliesandjellybeans.blogspot.com/2011/12/show-off-your-stuff-party-107.html.

  2. Jessy Yancey says:

    Linked up at Beauty & Bedlam’s Tasty Tuesday Parade of Foods: http://beautyandbedlam.com/pantry-challenge-update

  3. Jessy Yancey says:

    Linked up at Appetizer Roundup.