This dish of bacon-wrapped dates with goat cheese is sure to be a memorable culinary experience. This appetizer is sure to be a hit with any eater because of its harmonious blend of smoky bacon, sweet Medjool dates, and tangy goat cheese. Delectable snacks like these are perfect for every occasion, from a fancy dinner party to a simple yearning for a gourmet snack. Come and follow us as we show you how to make this delicious dinner, which is both easy and spectacular. Take your dining experience to the next level with us!

 

Active Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Number of Servings: 8

 

Ingredients for stuffed dates:

  • 16 Medjool dates
  • 8 slices of bacon
  • 4 ounces of goat cheese

Medjool Dates: These sweet, juicy fruits are the standout ingredient. Their natural sweetness goes well with the savory parts of the food.

Regarding bacon, pick high-quality bacon that has the right amount of meat and fat. By wrapping the dates in bacon, you give each bite a smoky, salty taste and a crispy texture.

Creamy and sour goat cheese gives the dish a luxurious creaminess. The smoothness goes well with the chewiness of the dates and the crispiness of the bacon.

Additionally:

Toothpicks are essential for securing the bacon around the dates.

Instructions

Preparation:

Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Cooking:

  1. Carefully cut a long slit in each date with a sharp knife and remove the pit. This will make a space for the goat cheese.
  2. Place a small amount of goat cheese inside each date and press the sides together to keep the cheese inside.
  3. To make strips that are the right size for wrapping around the dates, cut the bacon pieces in half.
  4. Put a half-slice of bacon around each stuffed date so that it covers the whole date. Insert a stick through the middle of each date to hold the bacon in place.
  5. Place the dates covered in bacon on the baking sheet that has been prepared, leaving enough space between them so that they cook evenly.
  6. Place the dates in an oven that has already been heated up. After 10 minutes, carefully flip each one over with a stick to make sure both sides cook the same amount.
  7. Put the bacon back in the oven for another 10 to 15 minutes, or until it is golden brown and crispy.

Serving:

Once cooked, remove the bacon-wrapped dates from the oven and drain on paper towels to drain excess grease.

Transfer the dates to a serving platter and serve warm, allowing guests to enjoy the irresistible combination of sweet, savory, and creamy flavors.

Nutritional Value Per One Serving:

Nutrition Facts  
one serving (2 bacon-wrapped dates)  
Calories: 56
Total Fat: 1.8g
Saturated Fat: 0g
Cholesterol: 5mg
Sodium: 15mg
Total Carbohydrates: 18mg
Dietary Fiber: 5g
Sugars: 8g
Protein: 1.9g

Tips and Variations

  • If you want to make this bacon-wrapped dates recipe even more interesting, try it with different kinds of cheese, like blue cheese or feta. Add a burst of flavor to the bacon-wrapped dates by drizzling them with balsamic vinegar or honey right before serving. 
  • If you don't want to use bacon, you can use thin strips of roasted bell pepper or zucchini instead. Both taste great.

Conclusion

Delish! Bacon-wrapped dates with goat cheese have the most exquisite harmony of sweet, salty, and creamy flavors. You can't go wrong with this meal as an elegant appetizer at a dinner party or as a personal treat. Give it a go right now and feel the hypnotic charm of this gastronomic marvel for yourself!