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Bacon-Wrapped Stuffed Dates

Bacon-Wrapped Stuffed Dates
2 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (92% score)
by in Oct 2004

Total Time: 20

Yield: 40 pieces

Dare we say Bacon-Wrapped Stuffed Dates are a transcendent pairing: sweet and salty, crisp and creamy.
Bacon-Wrapped Stuffed Dates

Ingredients:

  • 10 slices thick-cut bacon, sliced crosswise and lengthwise into quarters
  • 8 ounces goat cheese, at room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh rosemary
  • 40 small dates, such as Deglet Nour (or Noor) variety

Instructions:

In a large skillet over medium heat, cook bacon partially until fat is translucent but not browned, about 4 minutes. Drain on paper towels and set aside.
In a small bowl, stir together goat cheese and rosemary. Using your fingers, pry open each date, remove the pit, and stuff the center with goat cheese.
Once you’ve stuffed all dates, wrap each one with a strip of bacon. Secure with a wooden toothpick, or place, seam side down, on a cookie sheet.
Set broiler to low and cook 3 minutes. Turn dates; then continue broiling 3—4 minutes longer, or until browned.
Drain on paper towel, cool for a few minutes, remove toothpicks, and serve warm.
Updated Tuesday, October 26th, 2004
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One Response to Bacon-Wrapped Stuffed Dates

  1. Tara Robinson December 22, 2004 at 11:37 am #

    Someone made these at our company Christmas party. People were standing next to the bowl eating these one after another and trying to act like they werent making pigs of themselves. It wasnt just the men either, I was there too ;0

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