Bacon-Wrapped Dates with Hawaiian Floral Honey Glaze Recipe

Ingredients:

-12 large Medjool dates

-6 slices of bacon, each cut in half to yield 12 pieces

-1/4 cup Akaka Falls Farm Hawaiian Floral Honey

– 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

-Toothpicks, for securing

Instructions

1) Date Preparation:

  • Using a paring knife, carefully create a lengthwise slit in each date, forming an opening.
  • Gently remove the pit from each date, ensuring a hollow center for the forthcoming filling.

2) Stuffing the Dates:

  • Take a portion of bacon, wrapping it around each date and placing it within the prepared cavity.

3) Securing with Toothpicks:

  • Carefully insert a toothpick through each bacon-wrapped date to maintain its form and structure.

4) Maple Glaze Production:

  • In a small saucepan, gently heat the pure maple syrup over medium heat.
  • Allow the maple syrup to simmer for a few minutes until it reaches a slight thickening consistency.

5) Baking the Bacon-Wrapped Dates:

  • Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
  • Arrange the bacon-wrapped dates on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  • Delicately brush each date with the lustrous maple glaze.

6) Baking Process:

  • Place the baking sheet in the preheated oven and bake the bacon- wrapped dates for approximately 15-20 minutes. The desired result is bacon that turns crispy and dates that become tender.

7) Presentation:

  • Arrange the Bacon-Wrapped Dates with Maple Glaze on a serving platter, allowing them to take center stage in their flavorful ensemble.

Recipe by Charbel Aoun

A skilled Culinary Professional, and 2 star Michelin award winner in 2002 from L’auberges restaurant, Amsterdam, Netherlands. Recognized for a comprehensive knowledge of Italian & French cuisine and an innovative approach to setting the stage for a customized dining experience. Winner of golden certificate in Molecular Gastronomy in 2009, Berlin, Germany. More than 22 years of progressive experience managing the provision of fine dining for resorts, restaurants, country clubs, and clubhouses; refining the art of cooking; developing impressive menus; and preparing culinary dishes influenced by culturally diverse regions around the globe. Particularly committed to leaving patrons with an especially memorable dining experience.

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