Bacon-Wrapped Dates

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This classic hors d’oeuvres gets a new look — and taste — thanks to some dried apricots and pistachios.

  • YIELD: MAKES 32

INGREDIENTS

  • 32 pitted organic dates (about 10 ounces)
  • 2 ounces shelled, salted whole organic pistachios
  • 2 ounces dried organic apricots, cut into 32 strips
  • 1 pound lean best-quality organic bacon, thinly sliced and then halved crosswise

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Stuff each date with 3 or 4 pistachios. Lay a stuffed date and apricot strip on top of each bacon slice; wrap to enclose.

  2. Transfer to a rimmed baking sheet. Bake until bacon is crisp, about 10 minutes, flipping each wrapped date after 8 minutes. If frozen, bake at 400 degrees for 10 minutes; flip, and bake 10 minutes more. Transfer wrapped dates to paper towels to drain. Serve with toothpicks.

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