Bacon-Wrapped Dates Stuffed with Goat or Blue Cheese

Dates are stuffed with goat or blue cheese, wrapped in bacon and baked until crispy.  Delicious and easy to make and can be served at room temperature.

Serves 6-8 as an appetizer

Ingredients

1 pound sliced bacon, cut in half
1 pound pitted dates
4 ounces goat or blue cheese 

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 375°
  • Slice dates in half & open them up.  Place pieces of cheese in the center of the dates and close the halves.  Wrap half slice of bacon around outside and secure each one with a toothpick.  Place on baking sheet (one that has sides to catch any grease).
  • Bake 30 to 40 minutes in preheated oven or until bacon is crisp.  Turn dates over after the first 20 minutes for even cooking 

Enjoy with a glass of J. Lohr Carol’s Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc!