“Bacon” Wrapped Dates

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Pastrami Wrapped Dates

Now that we have Facon we can join the “bacon”-wrapped-date craze. Traditionally, this dish calls for dates studded with cheese and/or nuts, but this two-ingredient kosher, Rosh Hashanah-friendly version is simply perfect as-is.    

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  • 6 to 8Servings


  • 5 slices kosher “bacon,” cut into thirds
  • 15 Medjool dates, pitted


1. Position oven rack in the center of the oven. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a cookie sheet with baking paper.

2. Wrap a piece of “bacon” around each date. 

3. Place seam-side down on the prepared pan, pressing firmly. 

4. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, until crisp. 

5. Let cool for 10 to 15 minutes before serving.  Serve as-is or with tahini for dipping. 

Recipe published in JOY of KOSHER with Jamie Geller magazine, Fall 2016. Subscribe Now.

Fall 2016 Cover