BACON WRAPPED DATES & GOAT CHEESE

Since I promised not to bring you any sweets this month, I had to bring out a couple of the new appetizer recipes I tried recently. I mean the Super Bowl is coming up and you are for sure going to need some tasty apps. Today I’ll start with the one I couldn’t wait to pull from the oven and gobble. I love dates and I have always wanted to make a stuffed date of some sort. You can actually stuff them with sweet filling but I had my mind on a savory type with bacon of course. My mom then made these on Christmas Eve with Gorgonzola cheese, mine are a little milder if you don’t like your cheese to pungent. 


What you'll need

BACON WRAPPED DATES WITH GOAT CHEESE
INGREDIENTS 
16 Medjool dates (pitted)
8 slices of bacon (not thick)
4 oz of goat cheese
Toothpicks

DIRECTIONS 
Preheat the oven to 350°. Slice the top of the dates lengthwise on one side to create an opening. Using a small spoon stuff each date with a small amount of goat cheese and then press the sides together to close. But the bacon slices and half and wrap each date with a slice of bacon, securing it with the toothpick. Arrange the dates evenly on a baking sheet with raised edges and bake for 10 minutes remove from the oven and use the toothpick to turn over each date so it’s laying on the other side. Bake for an additional 5 to 8 minutes until browned to your liking remove from the oven and let stand 10 minutes before serving.



So easy and so delicious! 75 calories per appetizer.





HAPPY TASTY TUESDAY!

28 comments:

  1. These look delish Andrea- I have made them without the goat cheese but that sounds like the perfect touch

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  2. Yum!!! These look absolutely delicious and perfect for football watching!!! Have a terrific Tuesday sweets!
    xo,
    Kellyann

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  3. These look scrumptious and the Gorgonzola version sounds amazing too. I'll have to make two batches!

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  4. Oh wow these sound amazing! I love dates!!! I bet this combo is delicious!

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  5. EEK!! I've been waiting on this recipe since the holidays!! Perfect app!! xo

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  6. Yum! My SIL makes these for Christmas Eve and they are so good! Love the addition of goat cheese in your recipe!

    Jill - Doused in Pink

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  7. Oh my gosh, I was literally going to come down and comment, "You had me at bacon wrapped" and then I saw your graphic!! Too funny! But seriously... you did! :)

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  8. OK - being vegetarian, I've seen dates used for lots of things, but never seen it with bacon wrapped around it. Makes me want to use the veggie bacon & see how it tastes now. I can imagine the sweet & savory.

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  9. These look amazing! When is that cookbook coming out? ;)

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  10. Oh my gosh these look SOOO yummy!

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  11. I love goat cheese with just about anything, so these sound amazing! You will have some happy Super Bowl watchers with these on hand!
    Gina || On the Daily Express

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  12. I have had something like this and - YUM! Such a good combo.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  13. I think I'm the only person on the planet who doesn't just love goat cheese. I mean, I love all the other cheeses, and I love goats, but not goat cheese. LOL I bet I could use Boursin? Sounds like a plan to me. Thanks recipe master!!!! XOXO

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  14. Oh my goodness, my mouth is watering!! These look and sound delicious!!

    xx, Elise
    www.sparkleandslippers.blosgpot.com

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  15. I'm a sucker for all 3 of these ingredients so you know I'm making these as soon as possible!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  16. Oh I must try this!! You have some great foodie ideas! I wonder if this would work in the microwave with microwave bacon? ....Ok never mind. I'm gonna oven bake them like you did. I'm not messing with this perfection!
    Lisa

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  17. Yum! We make these for our bbq competition team on the grill. If you want to up the ante, brush them with a combo of dijon mustard and balsamic vinegar. Holy cow!

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  18. I LOVE these things. My cousin first made them at a baby shower and I literally have thought about them since (a year plus, haha!)!

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  19. Such good appetizers for company (though Im a picky-is eater and Im secretly afraid to bite into all those strong flavours at once)

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  20. My hubby would go crazy for these! They look delicious! Thanks for sharing that gorgonzola is a substitute too. I am not a huge fan of goat cheese and that sounds like a great alternative!

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  21. This is seriously one of my favorite snacks ever. I want to make these!!!

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  22. YUM! I LOVE goat cheese!

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  23. I love goat cheese! Can't wait for the Super Bowl - my favorite team is playing again.

    Lisa
    Daily Style Finds

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  24. OK, these look DELISH!! I was just looking at ideas today of what to bring to my parents house for the game, and now I know! Just printed it out (thank goodness it's easy!), and will be making them for the big game. You are a lifesaver! Love u! XO

    Shauna

    www.lipglossandlace.net

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  25. Well, these look easy enough and oh, so tasty. I'll have to file this one way for the next time I need an appetizer.

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  26. Drooling over here! I've had bacon wrapped dates but not your version with goat cheese. I bet they taste amazing! Love find ways to incorporate goat cheese into my recipes so this is perfect!

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  27. These look so good and easy to make. These are the perfect appetizer for any party or occasion!

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