Special thanks to Debbie Dance Uhrig of The Covered Dish for sharing this Bacon Wrapped Dates recipe with us.
These simple appetizers have brought me a great deal of positive feedback. My good friend and mentor, Sharon Short, from Platte City, Missouri first introduced them to me. They make a very simple opener for an elegant dinner. You will note that extra sauces have been eliminated. If you use a quality bacon like Petit Jean, you won’t need additional sauces. Also, if it’s a black tie affair and guests are in formal wear, a gooey dish means a possible visit to the dry cleaners! (This cook always misses her mouth!)
- 12 slices Petit Jean Hickory Smoked Bacon
- 24 Whole Almonds
- 24 Fresh Dates
- Cut bacon strips into halves.
- Stuff each date with a whole almond, wrap with bacon and place seam side down on a parchment covered baking sheet.
- Bake in 350 degree oven until bacon is done for 30-40 minutes.
Master Craftsman of Culinary Arts, Debbie Dance Uhrig, fondly referred to in pen as: ‘The Covered Dish’ is an active food columnist/writer and publishes a weekly column, (‘The Covered Dish’) found in newspapers in the Midwest. She has also published a cookbook with another coming this Spring. She strives to return the family to the dining table, presenting simple and fulfilling recipes. You can find Debbie online at thecovereddish.com or conducting cooking classes at the culinary school at Silver Dollar City in Springfield, MO.
Debbie is a member of the Petit Jean Meats Blue Diamond Club, a group of dedicated ambassadors who share their love of Petit Jean Meats with the world.