Bacon-Wrapped Dates Stuffed with Cream Cheese and Almonds

Total Time:
26 min
Prep:
15 min
Cook:
11 min

Yield:
18 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 18 (1 by 1/4-inch) pieces cream cheese
  • 18 pitted dates (preferably Medjool)
  • 18 salted and roasted whole almonds
  • 6 slices bacon cut crosswise into thirds
  • Special equipment: 18 wooden picks
Directions

Heat the oven to 400 degrees F.

Stuff 1 piece of cheese and 1 almond into each date, then wrap one piece of bacon around each date and secure bacon with a toothpick if desired. Arrange dates, bacon seam down and 1 inch apart in a shallow baking pan.

Bake 5 minutes, then turn dates over with tongs and bake until bacon is crisp, 5 to 6 minutes more. Drain on a paper towel or parchment. Serve immediately.


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