Bacon. I mean c’mon anytime you take bacon and wrap it around something it automatically makes whatever that food is ten times better. Am I right?! Of course. But when you take something as sweet and delicious as dates and stuff them with sausage then wrap bacon around them, you’ll think you’re in heaven!
These are bite sized and perfect for entertaining, an appetizer before dinner, a snack filled with protein and fats, a Sunday brunch, or just because! They didn’t take long at all to assemble and could be prepped ahead of time and refrigerated until you’re ready to bake them.
A few words about the ingredients:
- Be sure to use high quality bacon. Paleo means using the best of what’s available around YOU. If you can’t buy into a share of a pig or beef then buy what you can in your store. Most stores are now selling Grass-fed beef and almost every store carries AppleGate products. Their bacon is really good and what I buy. Look for NITRATE FREE bacon!! The recipe calls for one package of bacon. AppleGate is a smaller package so if you use a different kind you’ll have some extra slices.
- When buying the dates be sure to buy pitted dates. The ones I purchased were small deglet noor dates about the size of the tip of my thumb. They worked perfectly for this because they are bite sized.
- I used regular breakfast pork sausage. Try to buy the highest quality available, but if all else fails find one with minimal ingredients and free of any disgusting preservatives and chemicals like BHT and corn syrup.
Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Dates
- 1 package of bacon, cut each slice into thirds
- 30 pitted deglet noor dates, carefully slice open lengthwise and unfold
- 1/4 lb pork sausage
- Preheat oven to 350°. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper or a silpat.
- Slice bacon and cut open dates.
- Break off small pieces of sausage about the size of the tip of your pinky and stuff into the dates.
- Take a piece of bacon and wrap around the date. No need for toothpicks mine sealed well on its own.
- Place on baking sheet and bake for 25 minutes. Bump the oven up to 375° and bake for another 5 to 8 minutes or until bacon is cooked through and slightly crispy.
*I have since posted another version of these with more ideas for the filling! Here’s the link Bacon Wrapped Dates-Your Way! With Roast Brussels Sprouts *