April's Maple

Maple Infused Bacon Wrapped Dates

Ingredients

  • 12 Slices of bacon
  • 24 large Medjool dates
  • 4 ounces goat cheese
  • 2 Tbsp maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup pecans, chopped
  • 24 wooden toothpicks
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 375°.
  2. Combine cheese, chopped nuts and 2 tablespoons maple syrup. Put 1 teaspoon of filling into the cavity of each date.
  3. Cut the bacon slices in half. Bake on a pan for about 5 minutes (edges begin to brown, slices are about half done). Remove the bacon from the pan and drain on paper towels.
  4. Wrap one slice around each date. Secure the bacon with a toothpick to keep in in place.
  5. Mix the soy sauce and maple sugar in a small bowl. Place the wrapped dates on the rack of a broiling pan. Using a pastry brush, lightly swab the wrapped dates with the soy sauce mixture.
  6. Bake for about 10 minutes then turn over and brush the soy mixture on the other side.  Bake until golden brown and crispy, about 10 minutes more.