Dates with bacon a powerful appetizer
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
20 pitted large dates
20 roasted, unsalted almonds
10 slices bacon, cut crosswise in half
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.
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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