Goat Cheese Stuffed Bacon Wrapped Dates
Easy three ingredient appetizer that is wildly addictive - everyone will love these, make extra!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 10 Servings
- 10 Medjool dates
- 5 slices bacon cut in half
- about ¼ cup soft goat cheese chevre
If your dates have pits, slice the date down one side and open up like a book, remove the pit.
Fill the date with enough goat cheese to fill it up without too much spilling out (about a teaspoon, depending on the size of your dates)
Close the date, wrap with a half slice of bacon. Secure with a toothpick.
Arrange dates on a foil lined baking sheet, place in a cold oven and turn oven to 400°F.
Bake for 20-30 minutes, until bacon is crispy. Time will depend on the thickness of the bacon. Thicker bacon requires more time.
*This recipe makes 10 dates, it can be adjusted as needed. These go fast, so plan on 3-5 per person.
**Starting the dates in a cold oven allows the bacon to render more fat and become crispier.
***I usually use a thick cut bacon, so the cooking time is a little longer, about 27 minutes.
****Be sure to line your sheet with foil or something else because these make a big mess of the baking sheet.
Nutritional information is an estimate for your convenience. If you have strict nutritional needs, please do your due diligence to make sure this recipe fits your needs.
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