Party & Tailgating Appetizers: How to Make Bacon-Wrapped Dates With Fontina by Erica Kane

3 years ago
Party & Tailgating Appetizers: How to Make Bacon-Wrapped Dates With Fontina

Bacon-wrapped dates are always a crowd-pleaser. Stuff them with cheese and they're an even bigger hit!

You'll need:

  • 20 pitted, dried dates (Medjool preferred)
  • 5 slices Applewood smoked bacon
  • smoked paprika
  • fontina cheese

Here’s how you make them:

  1. Slice 5 pieces of bacon in half, and then slice those in half again lengthwise (so each piece of bacon is cut into four equal pieces).
  2. Sprinkle bacon with smoked paprika.
  3. Pitted dates are already sliced so fill each one with a piece of fontina cheese.
  4. Wrap each date with the cut piece of bacon (smoked paprika side facing date) and secure with a toothpick. Arrange on a medium baking sheet.
  5. Bake at 425 degrees F for 15-ish minutes. Keep your eye on the bacon. Once it's fully cooked, remove from the oven. Arrange dates on a platter and serve! 
Sincerely Nuts Large Medjool Dates
Sincerely Nuts Large Medjool Dates $11
These large medjool dates will cure your sweet tooth with just one delicious bite. 1-pound bag
Food To Live Medjool Dates
Food To Live Medjool Dates $29
Premium quality, large size, fat free, cholesterol free, sodium free, high in potassium and grown in the USA. 5-pound bag
Simply Organic Smoked Paprika
Simply Organic Smoked Paprika $5
This paprika is smoked over oak wood to give it an earthy flavor that pairs well with egg, bean and potato dishes, as well as roasted and grilled meats.

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Donna John
These look amazing, Erica Kane! I've had bacon wrapped dates before, but not with cheese. Think I'll make these for the next football game.
Elisa All Schmitz 30Seconds
OMG, these look heavenly! You are a goddess among women, Erica Kane! #noms

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