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Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Medjool Dates

Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Medjool Dates


The last time that I came across medjool dates I tried stuffing them with cream cheese and the sweet and savoury combination was really good. Since then I came across the idea of taking it one step further and wrapping the stuffed dates in bacon! You really just can't go wrong adding bacon to anything and I immediately knew that I would have to try it the next time that I came across some medjool dates. You can stuff the dates with pretty much anything and this time I went with my favorite cheese, gorgonzola and some spicy chorizo sausage. I was also thinking that almonds or even pieces of olives would also make a good date filling. The bacon wrapped stuffed dates are pretty easy to make. You just need to pit the dates, stuff, them, wrap them and then bake them for a few minutes. For the amount of effort these take to make, they are so worth it! The salty bacon wrapping goes so well with the sweet medjool dates! I really enjoyed both the tangy gorgonzola and the spicy Spanish chorizo sausage fillings. These bacon wrapped stuffed medjool dates would make a welcome addition to any party and with them being in season now they would be a perfect appetizer for your Thanksgiving dinner.

Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Medjool Dates

(makes 4 servings)
Printable Recipe

Ingredients:
16 medjool dates
gorgonzola cheese (or other cheese or chorizo or almonds, etc.)
8 slices bacon (cut in half)

Directions:
1. Cut the dates open along one side and remove the pits.
2. Stuff the dates with their filling and wrap each in a slice of bacon.
3. Place the bacon wrapped dates into a baking pan with the seam of the bacon down.
4. Bake in a preheated 425F oven until the bacon is cooked and slightly crispy, about 12-16 minutes, flipping once in the middle.
5. Let cool and enjoy.

Similar Recipes:
Dates Stuffed with Cream Cheese
Figs Stuffed with Gorgonzola
Jalapeno Poppers
Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies
Date and Pistachio Terrine

32 comments:

Velva said...

These bacon wrapped dates are a perfect appetizer for a salty and sweet combination. Love it!

The Cooking Photographer said...

I've always made these with cream cheese or ricotta. I love your idea of some kind of bleu cheese!

Bridget said...

I just had something very similar at a great restaurant, and we all raved about how amazing they were. They were stuffed with almonds and served over a bit of salad in an endive leaf. Delicious.

Chantal said...

These have to be amazing. Just the other day someone was telling me how they've had a bacon wrapped date before and it was delicious. I'm throwing a holiday party - maybe I'll give them a go :)

toni said...

Perfect combination of flavors!

Living the fit life. said...

These are wonderful, I've made them before with feta inside, delicious!

screwdestiny said...

So many of your recipes have me sitting here at my computer with my mouth open, drool threatening to come out, and thinking, "OH MY GOSH that looks awesome."

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

A great party item! That combination is awesome!

Cheers,

Rosa

Christina said...

great idea! These would be yummy little poppers for Thanksgiving snacking! :)

The Duo Dishes said...

No you cannot go wrong with bacon. It is a dream ingredient!

Bibi said...

Oh, and here I am with slightly high cholesterol....but I'm gonna do 'em.

HoneyB said...

These look so yummy. I have always wanted to make these but haven't gotten to it yet. Maybe this holiday!

Joanne said...

You can't go wrong with bacon-wrapped anything - that's for sure! I love the stuffing that you used.

Amy said...

I wrapped prunes in bacon a few weeks ago and they were amazing! Swapping them out for dates and adding gorgonzola might put me over the edge. And that's not a bad thing...

Amy said...

This is one of my favorite sweet and savory combinations. I have made it with a cube of manchego cheese inside too. Bacon makes everything better!

virginia bed and breakfast | victorian inn bed and breakfast | Romantic bed and breakfasts said...

That looks just "over the top" good! I would love that for dinner tonight. I will have to try this soon. Man, that bacon looks so good too!

Regards,

Ben said...

Great call! Anything wrapped in bacon is a winner in my book.

Dawn said...

I would eat all of those, and not care what anyone thought.

Katerina said...

Yum!! I still haven't ever stuffed dates. It has been on my list forever. I bet these would also work well on the BBQ or with goat cheese.

Christian said...

I'm just going to add my voice to the choir and say that those dates look amazing. :)

We Are Not Martha said...

Mmm these look like the perfect little appetizer. Though I could probably eat about 30 of them! And I bet the gorgonzola was perfect with them!
Sues

Enzie ~ via Sur La Table Cuisine said...

Dates as an appetizer - what a wonderful idea!

violet @aviolettintedlife said...

Such a great idea! I've been noticing dates all over my local market. I bought all the ingredients for this and plan on making it tonight for a few friends that are coming over to watch Christmas movies and sip lovely wine. Thanks for the idea, you have such a stunning and imformative blog! keep up the inspiration.

mary said...

I'm convinced, I will try this. Now I just have to buy some dates.

Blessed Homemaker said...

Instead of dates, I used dried prunes or golden mushrooms (enoki). Yummy!

Katie said...

That looks so good! I always forget to make these for appetizers. Mine are similar, but stuffed instead with roasted almonds and goat cheese and drizzled with a bit of maple syrup. Delicious! It is hard to find decent dates in Indiana, but I can normally get them at Trader Joe's

Andy Tan said...

this is excellent! Yum!

Culinary Cory said...

I really enjoy stuffing dates with goat cheese and wrapping them in prosciutto. A quick broil in the oven and they are a perfect appetizer!

spicklebee said...

I'm a tad late to post, but I just had to say my honey and I made some of these dishes last night for a party and they were a HUGE hit! We made these, the marinated feta and a flatbread version of the butternut squash/carmelized onions/gorgonzola/sage dish. Delicious!! I'm also prepping to make your pumpkin pie. The crust looks amazing and I'll use any excuse to have some pumpkin leftover to make that french toast!

Mandy said...

Great post! I was looking for ideas on stuffed dates and think this would be a great combo!

De (au)Gustibus said...

Excellent!! I tried them with various stuffings, Parmesan I think is good as well! http://deaugustibus.wordpress.com/2011/02/13/bacon-wrapped-stuffed-dates-by-closet-cooking/

Glitterous said...

I was concerned about my bleu cheese being too strong, so I used goat cheese instead. These were DELICIOUS. Great recipe and the timing was perfect.

Thanks!

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