Blue Cheese and Pecan Stuffed Dates

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by JanuaryBride

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."

Top Review by CornelesS

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

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  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.

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