Bacon Wrapped Dates Stuffed With Almonds and Goat Cheese

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READY IN: 28mins
SERVES: 24
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 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
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DIRECTIONS

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