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Bacon-Wrapped Spanish Style Dates

Recipe By Dede Sumner


21 dates

Prep Time

20 Minutes

Cooking Time

15 Minutes

Recipe By Dede Sumner

These are sinfully delicious. It can be a fun recipe to explore using different Savory blends and different types of nuts and cheeses stuffed into the dates! Customize it or use the original recipe as hors d'oeuvres for a dinner party or holiday meal.

Recipe Notes

This recipe is also works well with Southern Spain Pinchito Spice.


2 oz. Manchego cheese

21 pitted dates

21 Marcona almonds

7 slices thin bacon, cut into thirds

1/4 cup balsamic vinegar

2 Tbsp. sugar

Savory Spice ingredients in this recipe

  • Bohemian Forest

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Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Cut Manchego into 21 slivers small enough to fit inside dates. Stuff 1 almond and 1 sliver of cheese into each date. Wrap a bacon piece around each stuffed date and place on a parchment lined baking sheet. Bake for 10 to 15 min. until bacon is crisp. Meanwhile, whisk balsamic vinegar, sugar, and Bohemian Forest in a small saucepan over medium heat until sugar is dissolved. Simmer until thickened, 5 to 10 min., stirring frequently so it doesn't burn. Arrange bacon-wrapped dates on a platter and drizzle with balsamic syrup.