Bacon-Wrapped Dates


Bacon-wrapped dates are classic hors d'oeuvres. They get a new look—and taste—thanks to some dried apricots and pistachios.


  • 32 pitted dates (about 10 ounces)

  • 2 ounces shelled, salted whole pistachios

  • 2 ounces dried apricots, cut into 32 strips

  • 1 pound lean best-quality bacon, thinly sliced and then halved crosswise


  1. 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.

  2. 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.

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