Dates in a Blanket (Rumaki)



  • 24 large dates, pitted
  • pineapple pieces, fresh or canned*
  • 12 slices bacon, cut in half lengthwise**


  1. Cut a slit down each date and remove pit. Fill each date with a slice of pineapple. Wrap each date with a half piece of bacon, and secure with a toothpick.
  2. Arrange on a cookie sheet with toothpick laying on it’s side, as you will need to flip them while broiling.
  3. Broil about 8 inches away from flame, for about 4-6 minutes, or until the bacon begins to brown and crisp. Flip over the dates so they cook on the flip side. Broil second side for about 4-6 minutes.
  4. Remove from oven and transfer to serving plate.
  5. Can be served hot or at room temperature.
  1. *If you use canned pineapple ‘chunks’, slice each chunk in half in order to fit inside date. If you use canned ‘tidbits’, you probably need to use two tidbits per date.
  2. **You can use turkey, pork, or even veggie bacon. Don’t use a whole strip, as they will wrap to be too thick and not cook thoroughly.
By Ginger

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