Bacon-Wrapped Dates With Quince Marmalade Recipe

Bacon-wrapped dates with quince marmalade

  • makes 24
  • Easy

These sticky dates look really impressive but are actually very easy to make for a crowd-pleasing canapé



  • medjool dates 24
  • streaky bacon 12 slices, halved


  • linguica sausage or cooking chorizo 200g, skins removed
  • soft cheese 1 tbsp 
  • manchego finely grated to make 5 tbsp
  • cooked chestnuts 50g, crushed, plus some extra to decorate
  • salad leaves to decorate


  • quince paste 250g
  • sherry vinegar 1 tbsp


  • Step 1

    To make the marmalade, put the quince, vinegar and a splash of water in a small pan. Simmer until melted together. Cool.

  • Step 2

    Heat the oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6. Mix all the stuffing ingredients together and shape into 24 balls. Open each date and remove the stone. Flatten the date by pressing slightly. Put 1 ball inside each date. The dates won’t be big enough to hold the ball but wrap with bacon and fix with a cocktail stick to hold it in. Bake for 15 minutes. Serve with the marmalade on the side and chestnuts and salad leaves to decorate.

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Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 180
  • Fat 7g
  • Carbs 24.8g
  • Fibre 1.9g
  • Protein 4.7g
  • Salt 0.7g