Rating: 3.09 stars
285 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 36
  • 4 star values: 51
  • 3 star values: 122
  • 2 star values: 56
  • 1 star values: 20

This classic hors d'oeuvres gets a new look -- and taste -- thanks to some dried apricots and pistachios.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Stuff each date with 3 or 4 pistachios. Lay a stuffed date and apricot strip on top of each bacon slice; wrap to enclose.

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  • Transfer to a rimmed baking sheet. Bake until bacon is crisp, about 10 minutes, flipping each wrapped date after 8 minutes. If frozen, bake at 400 degrees for 10 minutes; flip, and bake 10 minutes more. Transfer wrapped dates to paper towels to drain. Serve with toothpicks.

Cook's Notes

If not using immediately, freeze up to 1 month.

Reviews (11)

285 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 36
  • 4 star values: 51
  • 3 star values: 122
  • 2 star values: 56
  • 1 star values: 20
Rating: Unrated
02/25/2015
These look great! Do I serve them cold or hot?
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02/25/2015
These look great! Do I serve them cold or hot?
Rating: Unrated
08/27/2013
I am making this for Saturday (its now Tuesday)- can I make, now, freeze them? Are these to be served warm?
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Rating: 5 stars
12/09/2012
I made this for a Christmas party last night and it was AMAZING. I don't like dates, and even I liked these. Comments I got were 'to die for', and 'I couldn't stop eating them'. I found I couldn't fit more than 2 pistachios in each date, but they were still fantastic!
Rating: Unrated
12/04/2012
I've prepped the bacon dates for freezing in airtight containers with parchment paper between layers. What I'm not sure about is, when I take them out of the freezer, do they go straight into the oven or do I have to thaw them first in the refrigerator?
Rating: Unrated
12/07/2011
Noticed that DSchoolfield added apricot white stilton - is this in place of the apricot? Sorry a little confused.
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Rating: Unrated
11/28/2010
I just did a trial of 3 and FANTASTIC! I am getting these ready and in the freezer for all my holiday guests. And for sure on NYEve!
Rating: Unrated
01/02/2009
I served these at a New Year's Eve party - huge hit!!! These were pretty easy and quick to put together - took me about 45 minutes to get them prepped. Changes: instead of using regular stilton, I stuffed the dates with an apricot white stilton. Also, I baked in the oven for closer to 35 minutes, in order to get the bacon crispy. Instead of the parchment paper as the recipe calls for, I recommend lining your pan with foil, as the bacon grease creates a big mess.
Rating: Unrated
12/30/2008
I served these at a "regifting" party on Saturday night and they were an absolute hit! Assembling them is a little time consuming, but the results are worth it. The sweet, savory, and salty qualities of this appetizer are very good. Will serve again.
Rating: Unrated
05/10/2008
These bacon-wrapped dates are a fun and funky snack for any occasion.
Rating: Unrated
03/01/2008
SO GOOD, GOES WELL WITH "DATE SHAKES". OUR TRIP TO INDIO CALIF. AND THE DATE FARM BEING SERVED DATE SHAKES, REALLY SPOILED US.