The perfect appetizer, this bacon wrapped dates recipes is simmered in brown sugar and bourbon and is delicious!


  • 1 cup packed dark or light brown sugar
  • 1/2 stick unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 3 tablespoons bourbon or whiskey
  • 13 medium thick cut strips of bacon, cut in half
  • 26 pitted Medjool dates
  • 2 teaspoons canola oil


Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Add the brown sugar, butter, bourbon, and cream to a medium size pot and cook over low to medium heat for 3-4 minutes. Set aside.

Wrap each date in a 1/2 slice piece of bacon and set aside.

Heat the oil in a large frying pan over medium heat and place each bacon wrapped date bacon seam side down and cook for 3-4 minutes per side or until the bacon is browned and crispy. Cook in batches if necessary!

Drain the rendered bacon fat and add the crisp bacon wrapped dates back into the pan and pour the caramel over top. Bake in the oven at 325 degrees for 15-17 minutes.