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Blue Cheese Stuffed Bacon Wrapped Dates: A Perfect Appetizer

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Indulge in the perfect blend of sweet, savory, and salty with these Blue Cheese Stuffed Bacon Wrapped Dates. This delightful appetizer is not only delicious but also incredibly easy to make, requiring just three ingredients.

I first discovered this culinary gem at a Tapas Restaurant with my daughter, and we’ve been hooked ever since.

Whether you’re preparing for a special Valentine’s Day celebration or simply looking to treat yourself, these dates are a mind-blowing bite of yumminess.

Let’s dive into how to make these delicious appetizers.

bacon wrapped dates

Ingredients

  • 1 Container Medjool Dates (approximately 16)
  • 6 oz Blue Cheese Crumbles
  • 8 Slices Bacon
  • Glaze:
    • 1 TB Bourbon
    • 1 TB Honey

Preparation

Step 1: Getting Started

Begin by preheating your oven to 350°F. While the oven is warming up, slice open the dates and remove the pits if not already done.

Step 2: Stuffing the Dates

Generously stuff each date with delightful Blue Cheese crumbles. The rich and creamy blue cheese complements the sweetness of the dates and the savory bacon.

Step 3: Wrapping in Bacon

Cut each slice of bacon in half and wrap it around each stuffed date, securing it with a toothpick. Opt for regular sliced bacon, as it cooks up better, ensuring a crispy texture.

Step 4: Baking

ingredients bacon wrapped dates

Place the bacon-wrapped dates on a parchment-lined baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes. To enhance the flavor, baste the dates with a mixture of bourbon and honey during the last 5 minutes of cooking.

Step 5: Perfecting the Crispiness

Continue baking for approximately 20 minutes in total or until the bacon is cooked through and slightly crispy on the edges. This ensures a perfect balance of textures in every bite.

Optional: Elevate with Bourbon and Honey Glaze

To take these little morsels over the top, baste them with a luscious glaze made from bourbon and honey. This combination adds an extra layer of flavor that will surely impress your taste buds.

Serving Suggestions

Pair these Blue Cheese Stuffed Bacon Wrapped Dates with a nice champagne cocktail for your Valentine’s soiree.

The crisp coolness of the champagne beautifully complements the salty sweetness of the dates and the creamy blue cheese filling. And, of course, who can resist the allure of bacon on any occasion?

bacon wrapped dates

Conclusion

Whether you have plans for Valentine’s Day or not, treat yourself to a bottle of bubbly and these yummy little dates as your date.

Consider pairing them with other delightful appetizers like shrimp and a cute little caprese cup to create a perfect night in.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Blue Cheese Stuffed Bacon Wrapped Dates

A sweet Medjool date stuffed with indulgent blue cheese then wrapped in bacon and basted with Bourbon and honey
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Course Appetizer
Servings 6

Equipment

  • 1 Baking Sheet
  • Toothpicks
  • 1 Basting Brush

Ingredients
  

  • 1 Container Medjool Dates – approximately 16
  • 1 6 oz Blue Cheese Crumbles
  • 8 Slices Bacon

Glaze

  • 1 TB Bourbon
  • 1 TB Honey

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350
  • Slice open dates and remove pits if not already done
  • Stuff each date generously with Blue Cheese
  • Cut each slice of bacon in half and wrap around each date and secure with a toothpick
  • Put on parchment lined baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes then glaze and continue cooking
  • Mix your bourbon and honey and glaze your dates the last 5 minutes of cooking
  • Cook approximately 20 minutes total or until bacon is cooked through and slightly crispy on the edges
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