Monday, February 18, 2013

Bacon Wrapped Dates with Goat Cheese

The first time I tried these bites was at a family Thanksgiving a few years ago and I absolutely loved the sweet and salty combination of flavors. A girlfriend recently made Serrano Ham Wrapped Dates at a Super Bowl party and it reminded me of how much I love these little gems. I made these last night as an appetizer to accompany the amazing Beef Wellington made by my husband! I'll post those links later this week.

Bacon Wrapped Dates with Goat Cheese (14 pieces)
Time: 40mins

- 7 slices of bacon cut in half (You can use Serrano ham, it was great but not so easy to find)
- 14 pitted Medjool Dates
- 4oz Herbed Goat Cheese
- Honey or Balsamic Reduction (Optional)
- 14 Toothpicks (Soaked in water for about 10mins)

  1. Heat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Stuff the pitted dates with goat cheese. If you can't find pitted dates, cut a slit into the dates to remove the seed and then stuff with goat cheese.
  3. Wrap half a slice of bacon around the date and secure with a toothpick. 
  4. Cook in oven for about 30mins or until the bacon becomes crispy.
  5. If desired drizzle honey or balsamic reduction over the bites and enjoy!


Greg said...

Awesome bacony goodness!

Donna Elick said...

Thank you for linking up at our Ladies Night Celebration . We hope you come back this week and share your favorite cocktails, appetizers and treats!!!

Eat. Love. and Be Merry. said...

Donna, love Ladies Night! Greg, hope you enjoy them, we love these bites!