This classic hors d’oeuvres gets a new look — and taste — thanks to some dried apricots and pistachios.
- YIELD: MAKES 32
- 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
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.
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.