Bacon Wrapped Dates

Bacon Wrapped Dates
Recipe Date:
February 2, 2018
Cook Time:
Imperial (US)
Pairs well with any Dutton Estate Chardonnay or Pinot Noir
  • 24 large moist dates
  • 12 slices of bacon, cut in half
  • 4 ozs softened fresh goat cheese
  • 24 whole toasted almonds


  Move oven rack to upper third of oven and preheat oven to 475 °.

 Pit dates carefully to hold as much of their shape as possible. Halve the 12 slices of bacon crosswise. Put the goat cheese into a pastry bag fitted with a round, plain 1⁄4" tip.

Stuff the cavity of each date with 1 almond. Pipe goat cheese into each stuffed date or alternately use a small demitasse spoon. Wrap 1 piece of bacon around width of each date.

Put dates on a baking sheet, seam side down, at least 1⁄2" apart. Bake until bacon is golden and crisp, about 8 minutes. Set aside to cool briefly before serving.

Makes 24.