Bacon-Wrapped Dates with Goat Cheese


Embark on a culinary adventure with our Savory Sweetness: Bacon-Wrapped Dates with Goat Cheese! This appetizer is a delightful blend of sweet, juicy dates, creamy goat cheese, and crispy bacon, creating a harmonious balance of flavors. Perfect for parties or as a luxurious snack, these bites are sure to tantalize your taste buds.

Bacon-Wrapped Dates with Goat Cheese

Preparation and Cooking Times

  • Preparation Time: 20 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes

Servings and Serving Size

  • Yields 12 pieces
  • Serving Size: 1 piece

Nutritional Information (per serving)

  • Calories: 100 kcal
  • Total Fat: 6g
  • Saturated Fat: 2g
  • Cholesterol: 10mg
  • Sodium: 200mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 9g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1g
  • Sugars: 7g
  • Protein: 4g


  • Medjool dates, pitted - 12
  • Goat cheese - 120 grams (4 ounces)
  • Bacon strips, cut in half - 12
  • Toothpicks - for securing

Detailed Method of Preparation

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. Slice each date along one side and fill with a small amount of goat cheese.
  3. Wrap each stuffed date with a half-strip of bacon and secure with a toothpick.
  4. Arrange the bacon-wrapped dates on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes or until the bacon is crispy and golden.
  6. Allow to cool slightly before serving.

Tips for Culinary Success

  • Use high-quality, soft goat cheese for easy stuffing and a rich flavor.
  • Make sure the bacon is not too thick; thinner slices cook more evenly and get crispier.
  • Flip the dates halfway through baking for even cooking.
  • Serve warm for the best taste and texture.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can I prepare these in advance?

Yes, assemble them ahead and refrigerate. Bake before serving.

How do I store leftovers?

Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.

Can I use a different type of cheese?

Yes, cream cheese or blue cheese are also great options.

Your Savory Sweetness: Bacon-Wrapped Dates with Goat Cheese are ready to impress! This exquisite combination of sweet, salty, and creamy is a true delight, ideal for any gathering or as a luxurious treat for yourself. Savor the irresistible blend of flavors and enjoy the perfect bite of indulgence!