Blue Cheese and Pecan Stuffed Dates

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins

Per Whole Foods' website, "To ease the party rush, make the filling for these dates a few days in advance, keeping in mind that the flavor will get stronger over time. For a vegetarian version omit the bacon and sauté the onions in olive oil instead of the bacon grease."

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook bacon in a large skillet over medium heat until crisp. Transfer to drain on paper towels, reserving 1/2 teaspoon bacon grease in skillet.
  2. Add onion and cook over medium heat until softened, 3 to 4 minutes. Add orange juice and cook, scraping up any browned bits, until liquid is evaporated, 1 to 2 minutes more.
  3. Transfer onion to a medium bowl and let cool.
  4. Crumble bacon into the onions. Add cheeses and half of the pecans. Stir well to combine.
  5. Stuff each date with a heaping teaspoon of the mixture and top with remaining pecans.


Most Helpful

Every Christmas we stuff dates with peanut butter (chunky or plain) and also some with half a walnut and then roll them in white sugar

CornelesS December 31, 2016

Stunning appetiser, perfect balance of sweet and sour! I did not add nuts to the cheese, just popped them on the top as on the picture. Needed more dates (depends on the size of them), 32, and matching number of the nuts.

rosslare January 06, 2016

I made these for my Christmas party this year. They were a hit. I used roasted seasoned pecans (little spicy) for a little extra flavor. I had just a few left over--just chopped em up and put them on a salad.

Pokey in San Antonio, TX December 22, 2015

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