Maple Glazed Bacon-Wrapped Dates
Indulge in the Perfect Sweet and Salty Delight
When culinary creativity takes a sweet turn, Maple Glazed Bacon-Wrapped Dates emerge as the enchanting stars of the appetizer world. This delightful concoction tantalizes your taste buds with the rich, smoky flavor of bacon embracing the natural sweetness of plump dates, all crowned with a luscious maple glaze. A harmonious blend of flavors and textures, this recipe is a symphony for your senses.
- 12 fresh Medjool dates, pitted
- 6 slices of high-quality bacon, cut in half
- 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
- Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Carefully make a small slit along one side of each date and remove the pit.
- Stuff each date with a whole almond, then press the sides of the date to close it around the almond.
- Wrap each stuffed date with half a slice of bacon and secure it with a toothpick.
- Arrange the bacon-wrapped dates on the prepared baking sheet.
- Brush the maple syrup generously over each bacon-wrapped date, ensuring they are coated evenly.
- Bake in the preheated oven for 15-18 minutes, or until the bacon is crispy and golden.
- Remove from the oven and let them cool slightly before serving.
Prep time: 20 minutes
Yields: 24 appetizers
Maple Glazed Bacon-Wrapped Dates are the perfect blend of sweet and savory, making them an irresistible appetizer choice for any occasion.
Nutrition per serving: Calories: 82 | Fat: 3g | Carbohydrates: 13g | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 11g | Protein: 1g
A Captivating Culinary Symphony
Elevate your entertaining game with these Maple Glazed Bacon-Wrapped Dates. As you savor each bite, the bacon’s smokiness dances with the caramelized sweetness of the dates, harmonizing into a taste that’s nothing short of extraordinary. The luscious maple glaze adds a finishing touch that brings all the elements together in a tantalizing medley.
Whether you’re hosting an elegant soirée or simply treating yourself to a moment of indulgence, these bite-sized treasures are a testament to the wonders that can be achieved by blending contrasting flavors. So, the next time you’re seeking an appetizer that’s as impressive as it is delectable, remember that Maple Glazed Bacon-Wrapped Dates are here to steal the spotlight.