Maple-Bacon Dates

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Maple-Bacon Dates
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These are a spin on the popular bacon-wrapped dates; I just add a nutty twist to it. If you’re not in the mood to fry, skip the grapes (although I strongly suggest you don’t), but making the peanut-honey-cayenne purée to stuff the dates with is a must.

10
Servings
441
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1/4 Pound peanuts
  • 2 1/2 Ounces honey
  • 1 Teaspoon cayenne
  • 20 Medjool dates, cut in half and seeded
  • 10 strips of par-cooked bacon
  • 20 seedless grapes
  • 1 egg
  • 1 Cup flour
  • 1 Cup breadcrumbs
  • Maple syrup, for serving

Directions

Preheat the broiler to high. 

In a small sauté pan, heat the peanuts, honey, and cayenne until caramelized, about, 2 minutes, then cool and purée.

Stuff the purée into each ½ of the dates and place the dates back together. Wrap with 1/2 piece of par-baked smoked bacon and broil until bacon is crisp.

Lightly the beat egg. Run the grapes under water and dredge the seedless grapes in the flour, then dip in egg wash, and then the breadcrumbs. Place into a deep-fryer filled with hot oil and fry until crispy.

Place the grapes on bamboo skewers and then bacon-wrapped dates.  Serve drizzled with maple syrup. 

Maple Shopping Tip

Be sure to purchase the correct flour a recipe calls for – flours differ in gluten or protein content, making each suited for specific tasks.

Maple Cooking Tip

Insert a toothpick into the center of cakes, bar cookies, and quick breads to test for doneness – it should come out clean or only have a few crumbs clinging to it.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
18g
28%
Sugar
41g
N/A
Saturated Fat
5g
24%
Cholesterol
35mg
12%
Protein
11g
22%
Carbs
63g
21%
Vitamin A
17µg
2%
Vitamin B12
0.2µg
3.7%
Vitamin B6
0.3mg
13.8%
Vitamin C
0.5mg
0.8%
Vitamin D
0.2µg
0.1%
Vitamin E
1mg
6%
Vitamin K
4µg
5%
Calcium
68mg
7%
Fiber
5g
21%
Folate (food)
43µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
58µg
14%
Folic acid
9µg
N/A
Iron
2mg
11%
Magnesium
57mg
14%
Monounsaturated
8g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
4mg
21%
Phosphorus
157mg
22%
Polyunsaturated
4g
N/A
Potassium
538mg
15%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.1mg
8.6%
Sodium
280mg
12%
Sugars, added
6g
N/A
Thiamin (B1)
0.3mg
20.3%
Zinc
1mg
8%

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