Dates with Bacon and Walnuts

  • Yield 6 servings
  • Prep 10 mins
  • Cook 10 mins

These dates are perfect with a glass of wine on a summer’s eve or in front of a roaring fire in the dead of winter.

California Walnut Board


12 -- Medjool dates, pitted
1 pinch red chili flakes
12 -- walnut halves, toasted
4 slices lean bacon, cut crosswise into three equal pieces


  1. Preheat broiler. Line a plate with paper towels; set aside.
  2. Carefully make a lengthwise slit in each date , open gently and sprinkle with chili flakes; fill with a walnut half and reform the date around the walnut. Wrap the bacon around the date and secure with a toothpick. Arrange on a baking sheet.
  3. Broil, turning until crispy, about 8 to 10 minutes. Transfer paper towels and pat dry. Serve immediately.

Recipe courtesy of Mollie Katzen.



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