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stuffed and wrapped dates

caramelized onion stuffed dates in bacon

One of the things you’ll usually find in my refrigerator is caramelized onions, sometimes called onion jam.

I use them in roasted meats, savory tarts, gravy, sandwiches, quiche, soups, appetizers, on pizzas, you name it!

caramelized onions

The process of cooking the onions is slow, but crucial to achieve that soft, tender, sweet caramelized taste. On the plus side, they can be made days in advance and stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator or even frozen.

Considered the crown jewel of dates, Medjool are prized for their large size, extraordinary sweetness and chewy texture. They were once reserved for Moroccan royalty and their guests.

dates, onion, bacon

Put the sweet onions together with the sweet dates, wrap them in bacon, and you have perfection! Serve these to your family and guests and thank me later.

Caramelized Onion Stuffed  Bacon Wrapped Dates

Caramelized Onion Stuffed – Bacon Wrapped Dates

1/2 pound fresh Medjool dates
1/3 cup caramelized onions
1/2 pound bacon, slices cut in half

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Line a baking sheet with foil.

remove pit

Split one side of each date lengthwise and remove pit. Stuff with caramelized onions.

bacon wrap

Wrap a half bacon strip around date and secure with toothpick. Place on prepared baking sheet.

turn over

Place in preheated oven and cook for 5 minutes, then turn dates over with tongs and bake until bacon is crisp, about 5 to 6 minutes more. Drain on a paper bag or paper towels. Serve warm.


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2 comments

1 Marissa { 05.07.13 at 8:01 AM }

OMG I love stuffed dates. These are what I want right now. For breakfast.

2 Lisa { 05.07.13 at 9:42 AM }

I’m with Marissa!

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