I thought all of my Thanksgiving Test Recipes were done, but I got inspired to make these little hors’ d’oeuvres this morning and decided to share, in case anyone was still looking for some appetizer ideas. I still have the dates that Oh! Nuts sent me awhile back and everyone loves a bacon-wrapped date, and especially one that’s been stuffed with rosemary.
I tested a couple of these out while I was baking pies (many, many pies), and they were as delicious as I’d thought they’d be. They’re really easy to make – just stuff the dates with rosemary leaves, wrap in bacon and bake for a half hour. An easy hors’ d’oeuvre that’s still impressive and addictive.
Rosemary Dates Wrapped in Bacon
About 40 Medjool dates (I got mine from Oh! Nuts)
1 package of peppered, center-cut bacon, slices cut in half (about 40 half slices)
a big bunch of rosemary
Preheat the oven to 375°. Pit the dates by cutting a slit into one side and removing the pit. Stuff a few rosemary leaves into the date, then wrap with the halved bacon slices. You can close them with a toothpick, or not (I didn’t have any).
Bake for 30 – 35 minutes, or until the bacon is browned and crisp. Remove from oven and let cool for at least 10 minutes before serving.