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Maple glazed bacon-wrapped dates recipe

Maple glazed bacon-wrapped dates recipe

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Serve up sticky maple glazed bacon-wrapped dates for a crowd-pleasing canapé. The irresistible combination of sweet sticky dates, crispy glazed bacon and a herby walnut filling ensure that these will disappear in no time. See method

  • Serves 8 as a canapé (makes around 25)
  • 15 mins to prepare and 20 mins to cook
  • 229 calories / serving
  • Gluten-free
  • Dairy-free


  • 50g walnut halves
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 15g fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 lemon, zested 
  • 200g soft pitted dates
  • 14 rashers smoked streaky bacon, halved
  • 3 tbsp maple syrup

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    13g 19%
  • Saturates

    4g 20%
  • Sugars

    16g 17%
  • Salt

    1.2g 20%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 19.5g Protein 6.3g Fibre 1.8g


  1. Preheat the oven to gas 5, 190°C, fan 170°C. Line 2 baking trays with foil. Chop the walnuts, then tip into a bowl with the olive oil, parsley and lemon zest. Season and mix well.
  2. Using a teaspoon, fill each date with the walnut stuffing and pinch to enclose.
  3. Wrap each date with a piece of bacon, securing in place with a cocktail stick. Arrange on the baking trays and brush with the maple syrup. Bake for 20 mins until the bacon is crisp, turning halfway through cooking. Cool for 5 mins before transferring to a serving platter. Scatter with any remaining herby filling.

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