Happy post Turkey Day! I think I still have a food baby in my belly from yesterday. My sister had the most delicious menu for the day with a TON of amazing food. I was pretty excited to bring my Bacon Wrapped Goat Cheese Stuffed Dates for an appetizer. I’ve made these once before and they were a pretty big hit, with most people. People for some reason are scared of dates. Either they have never heard of them or they say “Dates? Are those like prunes!?”
Thank goodness they are wrapped in bacon, because pretty much anyone who ever sees anything wrapped in bacon, is going to eat it. And yes that’s what happened. The guys ended up loving them! The recipe is pretty easy too.
Bacon Wrapped Goat Cheese Stuffed Dates
- Organic Medjool Dates
- Crumbled Goat Cheese
Pre-heat the oven to 375 degrees. Cut the dates vertically so you can open them and take the pit out (don’t cut all the way through). Once you take the pit out fill the center with a healthy amount of goat cheese. You can never have too much goat cheese! Press the dates together so that the cheese is nice and secure in the middle. Wrap each goat cheese filled date with a piece of bacon (probably about a third or half of a piece). Make sure the bacon is wrapped tightly. Place each date on a baking sheet. Cook for 10 minutes and then flip over and cook for an additional 5-10 minutes.
What did you bring to your Thanksgiving Dinner?