Living With Diabetes Diabetic Recipes: Spanish Style Dates With Bacon, LaVonne

Recipe Title:: Spanish Style Dates With Bacon

Contributed By: LaVonne

Additional Credits for The Recipe
American Diabetes Assoc.

Comments:
This may be short on ingredients, but three powerfully flavorful ingredients are all you need for a spectacular appetizer. The sweetness of the dates, crunch of the almond and the smoky bacon all come together into one fantastic mouthful.

List of Ingredients:
Ingredients:

20 pitted large dates
20 roasted, unsalted almonds
10 slices bacon, cut crosswise in half

Preparation:
Preparation
1.Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Cut a small slit in each date. Insert an almond into the dates; press the date together to seal. Wrap each date with a bacon slice.
2.Line a baking sheet with foil or parchment paper. Place a roasting rack on top of the baking sheet. Add the dates and roast for 20 minutes until the dates are hot and the bacon is crisp. Serve immediately with toothpicks

Cooking Time and Temperature:
20 min.
400 degrees

Number of Servings: 20 servings (1 per person)

Nutritional Analysis: Nutrition Information: Calories 45, Calories from Fat 20, Total Fat 2.0 g, Saturated Fat 0.5 g, Trans Fat 0.0 g, Cholesterol 5, Sodium 70 mg, Total Carbohydrate 6 g. Dietary Fiber 1 g, Sugars 5 g, Protein 2 g Exchanges/Choices: 1/2 Fruit or 1/2 Fat

Cookbook Category
Appetizers

Cooking / Prep Method
Bake

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