Monday, November 23, 2015

Bacon Wrapped Goat Cheese Stuffed Dates

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My November New Year’s Resolution goes to dates. I’m sure I’ve tasted one of these before, but honestly I don’t remember. Usually you see some of these dried dates on cheese platters. I really enjoyed the sweetness, but the added goat cheese cuts through it and you can’t go wrong with bacon. I did however like it better just stuffed with goat cheese, but presentation wise I liked the baked bacon wrapped ones. These are easy to prep ahead of time and freeze so you can pop them in the oven for guest over the holidays.

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Bacon Wrapped Goat Cheese Stuffed Dates

(Adapted from betsylife)

Makes 30


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30 Pitted dates

4 ounces goat cheese

12 ounce package of bacon


Preheat oven to 375 degrees.


Carefully cut a slit in as many dates as you're preparing. Stuff each date with goat cheese. Do not overstuff or the cheese will melt out in the oven.


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Slice bacon strips into thirds. Wrap each stuffed date with ⅓ strip of bacon and secure with a toothpick.


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Place prepared dates on a baking sheet lined with foil then topped with parchment. Bake for 20-25 minutes, turning halfway through until bacon is crispy.


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Remove from oven and place on a paper towel for 2 minutes to absorb excess grease.

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