Bacon Wrapped Dates with Almonds
  • Cooking Time: 6-8
  • Servings: 10-12
  • Preparation Time: 15
  • 24 large moist dates, such as medjool
  • 12 not-too-thick slices of bacon
  • 2 oz. softened goat cheese
  • 24 whole toasted unsalted almonds
  1. Move oven rack to upper third of oven and preheat oven to 500°.
  2. Pit dates, tearing them open as little as possible. Set dates aside.
  3. Halve the 12 slices of bacon crosswise.
  4. the goat cheese into a pastry bag fitted with a round, plain ¼" tip.
  5. Stuff cavity of each date with 1 almond.
  6. Pipe goat cheese into the opening of each stuffed date.
  7. Wrap 1 half-piece of bacon around width of each date and put dates, seam side down, on a baking sheet, at least ½" apart.
  8. Bake until bacon is golden and crisp, 6-8 minutes.
  9. Set aside to cool briefly before serving.
These are delicious..perfect for a party - Helena Hession