Bacon-wrapped Medjool Dates

Jillian & Malcolm Bedell

Serving Size: Makes 8

This canapé has it all. The date is cloyingly sweet—the cheese is creamy, salty, and tangy and complements the fruit, cutting the date’s sugary intensity. And the bacon…well, you know…it’s bacon! It crisps up and imparts its fat and flavor into the fruit. It’s decadent, warm, and rich—a perfect choice for holiday gatherings of family and friends.

Ingredients

  • 8 Medjool dates, pitted
  • 2 ounces goat cheese
  • 4 bacon strips

Preparation

  1. Preheat the oven to 450˚ F.
  2. Stuff the dates with the cheese, wrap with half a piece of bacon, secure with a tooth pick, and place seam-side down on a baking sheet.
  3. Bake for 12 minutes, flipping halfway through. Serve immediately.