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Dates with bacon a powerful appetizer

Apr. 28, 2013 @ 12:00 AM

This may be short on ingredients, but three powerfully flavorful ingredients are all you need for a spectacular appetizer. The sweetness of the dates, crunch of the almond and the smoky bacon all come together into one fantastic mouthful. Recipe courtesy of the American Diabetes Association.

Serves: 20; Serving Size: 1 appetizer

Preparation time: 20 minutes; Cook time: 20 minutes

INGREDIENTS

20 pitted large dates

20 roasted, unsalted almonds

10 slices bacon, cut crosswise in half

PREPARATION

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Cut a small slit in each date. Insert an almond into the dates; press the date together to seal. Wrap each date with a bacon slice.

Line a baking sheet with foil or parchment paper. Place a roasting rack on top of the baking sheet. Add the dates and roast for 20 minutes until the dates are hot and the bacon is crisp. Serve immediately with toothpicks.

Nutrition Information:

Calories 45

Calories from Fat 20

Total Fat 2.0 g

Saturated Fat 0.5 g

Trans Fat 0.0 g

Cholesterol 5 mg

Sodium 70 mg

Total Carbohydrate 6 g

Dietary Fiber 1 g

Sugars 5 g

Protein 2 g

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