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Bacon-Wrapped Fig & Honey Goat Cheese Stuffed Dates

These bite-sized appetizers are the perfect balance of sweet, salty, and tangy. Go ahead and make a double batch, your guests will thank you.

the details

Prep Time: 20 Minutes
Cook Time: 25 Minutes
Total Time: 45 Minutes
Yield: 24 Servings

our ingredients

  • 8 oz LaClare Fig & Honey Goat Cheese (chèvre)
  • 24 Medjool dates
  • 12 slices of bacon
  • 2 TB lemon juice
  • 2 TB lemon zest
  • Salt and pepper
  • 24 toothpicks

the instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper
  2. Cut dates in half lengthwise, but do not cut all the way through. Remove pits.
  3. In a small bowl, combine Fig & Honey Goat Cheese, lemon juice, lemon zest and salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Cut each piece of bacon in half lengthwise.
  5. Stuff each date with the goat cheese mixture. Wrap each date with a slice of bacon and secure with toothpick.
  6. Place each date on the baking sheet, seam side down.
  7. Bake for 20-25 minutes, until the bacon is crisp.
  8. Remove from oven and let cool for 10-15 minutes.

Dates can be assembled up to 24 hours ahead of time by storing covered in the fridge. Remove and bake.