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

Source: Martha Stewart Living, December 2005



Cook's Notes

If not using immediately, freeze up to 1 month.

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How would you rate this recipe?
  • a reese
    25 FEB, 2015
    These look great! Do I serve them cold or hot?
  • a reese
    25 FEB, 2015
    These look great! Do I serve them cold or hot?
  • ltlflwr
    27 AUG, 2013
    I am making this for Saturday (its now Tuesday)- can I make, now, freeze them? Are these to be served warm?
  • HollyKl
    9 DEC, 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!
  • MS11194003
    4 DEC, 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?
  • MrsLucky
    7 DEC, 2011
    Noticed that DSchoolfield added apricot white stilton - is this in place of the apricot? Sorry a little confused.
  • MS12157780
    28 NOV, 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!
  • DSchoolfield
    2 JAN, 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.
  • ncarolinac7040180
    30 DEC, 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.
  • kiltfire
    10 MAY, 2008
    These bacon-wrapped dates are a fun and funky snack for any occasion.

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