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An Easy, Crowd Pleasing Appetizer with only 4 Ingredients.

Updated on July 2, 2011

Stuffed, Baked Dates

You need to make the dates opening wider to fit sliced almonds or pineapple.
You need to make the dates opening wider to fit sliced almonds or pineapple. | Source
Pitted Dates, Sliced Almonds or Triangle cut pineapple pieces (canned pineapple, drained), Raw Bacon and Cajun or Curry spice. Toothpicks.
Pitted Dates, Sliced Almonds or Triangle cut pineapple pieces (canned pineapple, drained), Raw Bacon and Cajun or Curry spice. Toothpicks. | Source
I make 1/2 of the dates stuffed with sliced almonds and the other 1/2 stuffed with cut up triangles of canned pineapple. Then I roll the stuffed dates in 1/2 strip of raw bacon.
I make 1/2 of the dates stuffed with sliced almonds and the other 1/2 stuffed with cut up triangles of canned pineapple. Then I roll the stuffed dates in 1/2 strip of raw bacon. | Source
You can use either Cajun or Curry Spice.
You can use either Cajun or Curry Spice. | Source
Put the toothpicks where you can best secure the finished date for baking.
Put the toothpicks where you can best secure the finished date for baking. | Source
Bake at 400 degrees for 12-15 minutes.  Ovens vary so watch carefully.  It could take your oven a few minutes longer or shorter to cook.
Bake at 400 degrees for 12-15 minutes. Ovens vary so watch carefully. It could take your oven a few minutes longer or shorter to cook. | Source

Quick and Easy Make Ahead Appetizer.

Make this Appetizer and sit back and enjoy the compliments.

Everyone from 8 to 80 years old fall in love with this appetizer. You can stuff the dates with many things. What ever you have on hand. No one knows what it is... but they ALL vanish almost as soon as you put them out. People hunt me down to get this recipe.

It's easy. Only takes 15 minutes to put together and around 15 minutes to bake in the oven.

Children who have never had a date before ask their mother to buy the dates and make the stuffed dates for them!

Stuffed Date Appetizer Recipe

1 Pound of Bacon (cut in half) Count the pieces of bacon and then...

Use as many Dates as there are pieces of Bacon

Cut as many triangle pieces of pineapple as you have the Dates that will be used. Or...

2-3 slices of sliced almonds for each Date

3 Tablespoons Cajun Seasoning (or Curry)

Two Toothpicks for each Stuffed Date

Open each Date a little larger to fit the pineapple or almond pieces. Roll each date with a piece of bacon. Roll the bacon wrapped date in the Cajun or Curry seasoning. Secure each stuffed date with two toothpicks. Bake in a preheated 400 degree oven for 12-15 minutes. Keep a careful watch because ovens vary with the heat they produce. You may need to take the appetizers out of the oven as soon as they are browned and crispy.

Until we meet again... Francesca27


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    • Francesca27 profile imageAUTHOR

      Francesca27 

      5 years ago from Hub Page

      Hi DayLeeWriter: My family have made stuffed dates for decades, enjoy!

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      Debra Cornelius 

      5 years ago from Georgia

      I happen to like dates but have not had any in a long time! Going to give these a try over the holidays...voted up and shared on Facebook!! Thanks!!!!

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      jbhearn95 

      7 years ago

      I tried some, so good!

    • WandasHomePlace profile image

      WandasHomePlace 

      7 years ago

      I tried this and it was delicious! you have such wonderful recipes!

    • Francesca27 profile imageAUTHOR

      Francesca27 

      7 years ago from Hub Page

      Aren't they amazing! I love to see my guest go after them!

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      NTR57 

      7 years ago

      My son made these appetizers and they were the first to go. Bet you can't eat just one!

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      chonett 

      7 years ago

      Yummy! Will do this very soon! Thanks!

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      ajthesmeagol 

      7 years ago

      I will make this soon.

    • Francesca27 profile imageAUTHOR

      Francesca27 

      7 years ago from Hub Page

      I'll make you a special tray of them, the next time you visit. See you soon flguyindc.

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      flguyindc 

      7 years ago

      Well, I can tell you from first-hand experience that these appetizers were delicious! Thank you cousin Francesca for posting the recipe. Unfortunately, they were a crowd pleaser. I was hoping to have more of them to myself!

    • Francesca27 profile imageAUTHOR

      Francesca27 

      7 years ago from Hub Page

      Thanks GerardNielsen, I will try the dates with goat cheese.

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      GerardNielsen 

      7 years ago

      Dates love cream, so I go with a nice goat cheese for a party favorite.

    • Francesca27 profile imageAUTHOR

      Francesca27 

      7 years ago from Hub Page

      Thank you, sweetie1 and GerardNielsen. Let me know what you stuff your dates with? I'm always looking for new things to try.

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      GerardNielsen 

      7 years ago

      I fully endorse the wrapping of fruit with bacon...truly tasty hub!

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      sweetie1 

      7 years ago from India

      Baked dates look tasty i need to make some someday.

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