Hot dates

Hot dates

15 mins Prep · 10 mins Cook

These dates make an easy appetiser before a meal or serve them as a post-dessert cheese course

Created by Spinneys
Prep time 15 minutes
Cook time 10 minutes
Serves Makes 16
Cuisine Mediterranean
Diet Other
Preparation Easy
Nutrition (per serving)
Calories 471
Fat 18.3g
Saturates 6.8g
Protein 10.9g
Carbs 53.8g
Sugars 1.6g
Given the cook-at-home nature of Spinneys and natural variations in ingredients, nutritional information is approximated. See details

Cooking Instructions

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Preheat the oven to 180°C, gas mark 4.


Slice the dates (Medjool or Khodri) lengthways on one side to create an opening. Spoon ½ a teaspoon of za’atar into the middle of each date.


Slice the beef bacon slices in half.


Wrap a strip of bacon around each date and secure it with a toothpick. Arrange evenly on a baking sheet and bake for 5 minutes. Remove from the oven and turn each one on its side. Bake for a further 5 minutes until caramelised.


Remove from the oven. Place a piece of feta and a couple of mint leaves on top of each bacon-wrapped date. Secure the feta and mint leaves to the dates with another toothpick.


Serve drizzled with the olive oil.