This is a very quick, delicious appetizer. These take minutes to make and after you either broil them in the oven, or air fry, the dates get slightly gooey and just envelope the sausage. The bacon gets crispy which adds the crunch needed to make this the perfect appetizer. And its very easy to increase or decrease to fit your needs.
- 10 medjool dates, pitted
- 5 slices of turkey bacon, cut in half (or any pork bacon)
- 1 turkey Italian sausage (or any kind of sausage you like but it should be a little spicy), cooked and cut lengthwise into 5 pieces and then each piece cut in half to fit into the dates. If you want more sausage in your dates, simply cook a second sausage and cut in bigger pieces. I cut mine to fit snuggly into the date.
- 10 toothpicks soaked in water
Slice open each date (remove seed if not pitted). Insert a piece of the sausage and then wrap with the bacon. Insert a toothpick so that it holds the ends of the bacon together. Place each on a greased cookie sheet if you are going to broil them, or onto your air fry tray with the outside edge of the bacon facing downward. Broil or air fry for 5-7 minutes then turn over and cook for another 5-7 minutes.