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    Bacon Wrapped Dates Stuffed With Almonds and Goat Cheese

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    28 mins

    20 mins

    8 mins

    Cathleen Colbert's Note:

    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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    Ingredients:

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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

    Directions:

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

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on December 28, 2004

      55

      These are divine. I also saw these on Queer Eye and was glad to find the recipe. I made these for a Christmas Eve party and won a "Most Martha Stewart-ish" award. The combination of ingredients at first seems strange, but together they form complex taste layers that are delicious. The salty bacon is countered by the sweetness of the dates and the creaminess of the goat cheese. The almond adds a nice crunch to an other wise "soft" mouthful. I did not present this on the pineapple, but they were delicious anyway. For novice chefs or people with a brain phase at the time of baking; make sure to bake these on a pan with SIDES. Otherwise you will have an oven fire from the bacon grease. Also, if you don't have a pastry bag, just slice the dates lengthwise to stuff with a spoon. The bacon hides the slice. These are easy to make and wonderful to eat. ENJOY!!

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    • on January 04, 2013

      55

      Really delicious and so fast/easy to prepare and can be done in advance. One tip: to prepare for serving, don't do what I did and look at just the cooking time to gauge when they will be ready - heating an oven to 500 can take a LONG time, so remember to factor that in! Another thing, I used fairly large dates and ended up adding more goat cheese than necessary, so next time I'll use smaller dates for more balance of the flavors. Still tasty, though. The only downside: not the most attractive appetizer, so a little bit of a 'hard sell' visually until people taste them and word spreads - then they disappear!

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    • on May 15, 2012

      55

      Loved these!! Made them for an office party and they were eaten up very quickly. Left the goat cheese out of half of them just in case people didn't like goat cheese, but both methods were very popular. The goat cheese adds a nice, creamy texture to the whole thing. Next time I would pre-cook the bacon just slightly, though, because I had a hard time telling if it was cooked all the way through!

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    Nutritional Facts for Bacon Wrapped Dates Stuffed With Almonds and Goat Cheese

    Serving Size: 1 (17 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 24

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 63.4
     
    Calories from Fat 35
    56%
    Total Fat 3.9 g
    6%
    Saturated Fat 1.6 g
    8%
    Cholesterol 6.4 mg
    2%
    Sodium 57.8 mg
    2%
    Total Carbohydrate 5.7 g
    1%
    Dietary Fiber 0.7 g
    2%
    Sugars 4.6 g
    18%
    Protein 1.9 g
    3%

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