Bacon-Wrapped Dates w/ Warm Paprika Honey

Serves 4 people; Recommended portions: 1-2 per person

You can scale this recipe up for as many people as you like


  • 10 dates, pitted
  • 10 Marcona almonds (or substitute roasted & salted almonds)
  • ½ lb bacon (preferably smoked applewood)
  • ¼ - ½ cup honey
  • juice of ½ lemon
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • olive oil to coat pan


  1. Slice open the dates on one side and remove the pits
  2. Insert an almond into each date
  3. Wrap each date in bacon
  4. Coat a sauté pan with olive oil and cook dates over medium heat until browned on both sides. Remove from heat and set aside
  5. In a small sauté or saucepan, combine the honey, paprika and lemon and cook until warmed through. Drizzle over dates and serve

Note - Great party planning tip. You can assemble the stuffed dates 4-5 days ahead.