Bacon Wrapped Dates Stuffed With Almonds and Goat Cheese

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Total Time
20 mins
8 mins

I watch Ted make these on Queer Eye for the Straight Guy tonight. Sweetpea has a similar recipes posted but they aren't stuffed. A nice balance of sweet and salt.

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  • 24 large dates, pitted (Medjools are my favorites)
  • 12 slices bacon, cut in half crosswise (24 pieces)
  • 4 ounces goat cheese
  • 24 unsalted almonds, toasted


  1. Move oven rack to upper third of oven and preheat to 500°F.
  2. Stuff each date with an almond, then fill the remaining space with softened goat cheese using a pastry bag.
  3. Wrap a piece of bacon around each date and secure with a pick.
  4. Place dates on baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake until bacon is golden and crispy, 6-8 minutes.
  5. Set aside to cool briefly before serving.
  6. For presentation, insert picks into half a pineapple sliced lengthwise.