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JaJa Bistro date appetizer recipe.

Stuffed Dates Wrapped in Bacon

Everyone loves these little sweet and savory appetizer bites. 
Cuisine American
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 6 dates
Calories 120kcal


  • 6 whole Medjool dates pitted
  • 1 Granny Smith Apple sliced into chunks
  • 3 slices thin bacon cut in half
  • 3 shallots thin sliced
  • 1 clove garlic chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon Butter
  • 1 bottle Woodchuck Hard Cider Crisp


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Saute shallots in butter until tender. Add garlic and cook until fragrant. Add a bottle of Woodchuck Hard Cider Ale, and let simmer until it cooks down. About 15 minutes.
  • Make a slit down the side of each date and remove pit. Slice apples into slivers and insert a slice into each date. The slice of apple should be cut just large enough to barely protrude from the end of the date. Cut each slice of bacon in half and wrap around each date. Secure with a couple of toothpicks.
  • In an oven proof serving bowl, place the wrapped dates and bake 5 minutes. Turn and bake another 5 minutes or until bacon looks crispy.
  • Pour some of the hot ale mixture over the figs and serve.
  • To serve add a date or two to a small bowl and add a splash of the hard cider reduction.


Serving: 1date | Calories: 120kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 17mg | Sodium: 138mg | Potassium: 117mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 75IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 1mg