Bacon Wrapped Dates with Thyme and Goat Cheese

For all of you bacon lovers out there, you'll enjoy these Bacon Wrapped Dates with Goat Cheese and Almonds.

I love appetizers that you can put together quickly.  These bacon wrapped dates don't take long to make.  They're sweet and salty with a bit of a crunch from the toasted almond.  The best thing about them?   They can be served warm or at room temperature.

WHAT TO GATHER

Ingredients:
  • 1 package of Medjool Dates, pits removed, slit cut into dates
  • 2 – 3 ounces goat cheese, slightly softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh thyme
  • 16 raw whole almonds, toasted
  • 8 slices of bacon, cut in half
  • Cocktail toothpicks
Recipe Tips:
 
Make sure the goat cheese is slightly softened.  The cheese will be easier to work with and place into the fig if its soft.
 
 

The end seam of the bacon should face down on the baking sheet.  This will prevent the appetizers from opening up and unrolling while cooking.

THE RECIPE

 
 
 

Bacon Wrapped Dates with Thyme and Goat Cheese

For all of you bacon lovers out there, you'll enjoy these Bacon Wrapped Dates with Goat Cheese and Almonds.

Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword easy appetizer recipe, Party food, swet and salty recipe
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 16 servings
Calories 104 kcal
Author Lisa Marie Todd

Ingredients

  • 1   package of Medjool Dates pits removed slit cut into dates
  • 2 - 3  ounces  goat cheese slightly softened
  • 1/2  teaspoon  Fresh thyme
  • 16   raw whole almonds toasted
  • inch slices of bacon cut in half lengthwise
  • Cocktail toothpicks

Instructions

  1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Slice a small slit into the dates and remove the pits.
  3. In a small bowl, combine the goat cheese and thyme. Mix well and set aside.
  4. Fill dates with the goat cheese mixture. Insert a roasted almond into each date.
  5. Wrap each date with a slice of bacon then place on a sheet pan lined with parchment paper. Make sure each date is placed seam-side down onto the pan.
  6. Bake for 15 - 20 minutes or until bacon is crisp and browned.
  7. Transfer to a platter and insert a toothpick into each date. Serve warm or at room temperature.
 
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