Pecan-stuffed Dates

Pecan-Stuffed Dates

Pecan-Stuffed Dates

If you think you don’t like dates, try this recipe.  You will be surprised how dates, pecans and bacon work together synergistically to create a new delicious taste.  

I like to pass around a plate of these while people are gathering and last touches are being done to put the meal on the table.  

8 oz. pitted dates
30 pecan halves
10 to 12 slices bacon, cut into halves or thirds

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
If desired, cook bacon in a baking dish a few
minutes to release excess fat. Drain and cool the partially cooked bacon.
Stuff each date with a pecan half. (If using large dates, use two pecan halves.) Wrap 1 piece of bacon around each stuffed date and secure with a toothpick. Place in a dish or cookie sheet with sides. Bake until bacon is crisp, 12 to 15 minutes. Drain and serve.

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