This dish is the perfect starter for just about any type of get-together. It's classic, yet simple. It's different, but not so exotic people are afraid of it. The ingredients are pretty easy to find in any grocery, and the dish comes together in about 15 minutes, making it the perfect solution for a last-minute hors d'oeuvre! It tastes good warm or at room temperature, and even slightly chilled. And I promise these little bites of deliciousness will be gobbled up in no time at all!!
24 pecan halves
24 pitted dates
8 slices bacon, cut into thirds
1-1 1/2 cups mango chutney
Preheat the oven to 400. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Insert a pecan half into each date. Wrap with bacon, and place, seam side down, on the prepared baking sheet.
Bake until bacon is crisp, 10-12 minutes. Drain on a paper towel. Serve with mango chutney for dipping.
Recipe adapted from The Comfort Table, by Katie Lee.