If you’re looking for an easy, unique, and delicious hors d’oeuvre to make for a Christmas party this is the recipe for you! I got this chorizo bacon-wrapped dates recipe from Aaron after he ordered a similar dish while at brunch. He enjoyed them so much I wanted to try to make them at home to see if I could measure up!
Preheat oven to 400℉
If the dates aren’t already pitted, remove the seed from the date by slicing the date lengthwise.
Remove chorizo from the casing and stuff the empty date with chorizo. I was a bit heavy-handed with the amount of chorizo but in the end it comes down to personal preference; add as much or as little as you like.
Take a few slices of beacon out of the package and cut strips in half. Wrap the sliced beacon around the stuffed date and secure with a toothpick.
Sauté the wrapped dates in a pan with high sides, I used my lodge cast-iron skillet, for 10 minutes or until brown around the edges.
Remove pan from stove top (with the dates still in it) and place in a 400℉ oven for 10 -15 minutes.
Serve hot on you favorite decorative platter.
These chorizo bacon-wrapped dates are the perfect balance of sweet and savory, guaranteed to impress everyone at your next holiday gathering.
I wish everyone safe and happy holidays this season! Let me know if you try making chorizo bacon-wrapped dates yourself, I enjoy hearing your results. I have found myself cooking and baking so much this year. I hope I have inspired you to experiment in creating new dishes to share with those you love!
If you enjoyed this easy recipe, additional blog post relating to cooking can be found HERE!