Broiled Date Appetizers
|Pitted dates||1 Pound (2 Cups, Fresh)|
|Water||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Orange juice||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Wine vinegar||3 Tablespoon|
|Ground cinnamon||1⁄2 Teaspoon|
|Ground nutmeg||1⁄4 Teaspoon|
|Lightly packed brown sugar||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Bacon slices||10 , cut in thirds|
Put dates into a bowl.
Blend water, orange juice, vinegar, cinnamon, nutmeg, brown sugar, and salt in a saucepan.
Bring to boiling, reduce heat and simmer 5 minutes.
Pour mixture over dates; cover and let stand until cool.
Refrigerate at least 24 hours to allow flavors to blend.
Wrap 2 dates in one-third slice of bacon and skewer with a pick; repeat, using all dates.
Broil 6 inches from source of heat 6 to 8 minutes, or until bacon is crisp, turning once.