While in Palm Desert, I visited the famous Shield Date Farm. I love dates but I had no idea how difficult it is to grow a date. I learned a lot about dates at the farm and I had the opportunity to sample various type of dates. The Madjool date is the king of all dates.
Medjool dates are a FRESH FRUIT. Most people think of dates as a dried fruit because they’re thinking of the dates you buy in the baking aisle. Medjool dates are actually harvested from the date palm, cleaned, sorted and packaged right away. There’s no processing and they’re never physically or chemically dried. That’s why you’ll find them in the produce section at the grocery store. I am telling you, they are the best type of dates you can eat. I am suggesting you use this date in this recipe but not necessary.
Medjool dates have a rich, almost caramel-like taste and a soft, chewy texture whereas regular dates, commonly called Deglet Noor, are usually smaller and have a firm flesh and a sweet, delicate flavor.
Anyway, while at the Shield Date Farm, we enjoyed bacon wrapped medjool and IT WAS MIND BLOWING. I wanted to share this recipe with you so you can enjoy this during the holidays. The best!