Culinary Delight: Bacon Wrapped Dates Stuffed with Pineapple

These lovely little ditties sound rather strange but they are oh so delicious! Everything is better with bacon, right? This recipe comes from a Great-Aunt of mine who had my cousins and I prepare them for our Grandparent’s 50th wedding anniversary. While us cousins were putting them together, we collectively thought that they were the most peculiar combination and in no way could be edible. Once they were roasted, they were gone in a flash! They are absolutely wonderful! Here is my Great-Aunt’s recipe…. enjoy!

Ingredients

  • 10 ounces of pitted dates
  • 1 can of pineapple chunks
  • 1 & 1/2 pounds of bacon, each slice cut in half

Instructions

1. Preheat oven to 450°F.

2. Stuff each date with a pineapple chunk. Cut the opening wider if necessary. Wrap each stuffed date with a slice of bacon and place on a rimmed baking sheet. If you are not going to bake them immediately, you can freeze them for up to a month in a freezer bag.

3. Bake for about 15 minutes and then turn each piece over and bake for 15 minutes more. ****Make sure you watch them while they bake. They might burn if left unattended****

4. Serve with toothpicks and watch your guest devour these delicious appetizers!

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2 Responses to Culinary Delight: Bacon Wrapped Dates Stuffed with Pineapple

  1. Garfield says:

    I followed the recipe EXACTLY, baked the first 15 minutes, turned them over, baked the additional 15 minutes and BURNED THEM BLACK!! My oven is right on, temperature-wise. Watch them CAREFULLY if you make them, and be sure you only use MEDJOOL dates – the others are too dry.

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