This Bacon-Wrapped Dates With Goat Cheese Recipe Will Make You Slap Ya Mama Appetizers

Donna John
2 years ago

At my favorite wine bar, The Cellar Door in Katy, Texas, Chef Raul Carrillo made me these amazing goat cheese stuffed Medjool dates wrapped in bacon. Heaven on a toothpick. Yes, I’ll be back often for him to make these dates for me again, but here’s an easy version if the craving hits at home (and don't slap your mama, please).

You’ll need:

Here’s how you make them:

  1. Slice the date slightly to remove the pit and leave an opening for the goat cheese.
  2. Put a little goat cheese into the cavity. Press to close.
  3. Cut the bacon long enough to wrap around the date. Secure with a toothpick.
  4. Place on a baking sheet and bake in a preheat 375-degree F oven for about 10 minutes. Turn them over and bake about 5 minutes more, or until the bacon is crispy.
  5. Let the dates stand a few minutes before serving with your favorite wine (of course). 

Feel like something a little spicier? Why not add a few shakes of Cajun seasoning before cooking? 

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Comments (4)

Elisa Schmitz
Bahaha, the headline of this tip made me LOL! But, the photo made me go OMG! Yes, please, Donna John !
Donna John
If you're ever in my part of the world I'll take you there!
Meredith Schneider
I just choked on my wine! LOL! These sound amazing Donna John !
Donna John
Don't choke on your wine, Meredith Schneider ! lol That's no good. But they are amazing. I had my vegan daughter with me and my son wasn't eating meat to support his sister last night (yes, sweet), so I got all four. Booyah. I just read that back. Does that make me horrible because I ate meat and cheese and didn't show my support? Uh. Voting no. :-)
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