Easy Tasty Dates Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Easy Tasty Dates Recipe
  • READY IN 45 mins

Easy Tasty Dates

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"This is a very easy but good recipe. People will think you are a gourmet chef with these dates filled with chevre cheese and pecans!"

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Original recipe makes 20 servings Change Servings

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Slice open the dates, and stuff each with about 1/2 teaspoon goat cheese. Top each date with a pecan, using the goat cheese to hold the pecans in place. Wrap each date with 1/2 slice bacon.
  3. Arrange the wrapped dates on a baking sheet. Bake 15 to 20 minutes in the preheated oven, until the bacon is crisp and evenly brown.
  4. In a saucepan over medium heat, mix the balsamic vinegar and sugar until thickened. Pour over the dates to serve.
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  • PREP 20 mins
  • COOK 25 mins
  • READY IN 45 mins
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 17, 2004

These were great! I did not use bacon either. Yes if you don't like goat cheese, then don't make this recipe. I have never had goat cheese before and it is very smooth and creamy. I also have never had dates. I can't believe how good these were, everyone raved about them and asked for the recipe. I will make these for a Christmas appetizer.Very easy! yumyumyum

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 21, 2006

Goat Cheese just doesn't create a pleasant taste in my mouth.

 
Nov 10, 2004

This recipe is awesome!! I didn't use bacon and they turned out great!! Everyone loved this recipe even people that never tried dates before including myself!! You will want to eat all of them!! People thought I was a gormet chef how easy easy easy!! Try them for the holidays :)

 
Jul 18, 2011

These are delicious! Super easy to assemble and great finger food for parties. I used thick cut bacon so I cut the slices in thirds and it was perfect. Definitely make as directed to get desired result. Don't skip balsamic reduction or bacon. These are both big elements of the recipe and these flavors blend in an amazing way. Leave one out and you'll get something completely different. I recommend moving dates to a paper towel after cooking to blot briefly before plating and drizzling with balsamic.

 
Dec 28, 2010

Good. They were sweet. I'll have to get some saltier bacon. I didn't use the balsamic vinegar and sugar. I just couldn't imagine adding anymore sweetness to the mix. Would definitely make again! Thanks. Broiled 3 minutes each side.

 
Jan 19, 2012

These were wonderful! I used cream cheese instead of goat cheese though and skipped the pecans. Blue cheese would be a great mix as well. Enjoy!

 
Dec 26, 2013

Always a hit. Have made with goat cheese, gorganzola or blue cheese - all are good. Have made with and without the pecan. Good both ways though I prefer with the nut. It provides a bit of texture in an otherwise soft bite. Mine take at least 40 minutes to crisp up the bacon thus the 4 stars. I poke them with a toothpick after they come out of the oven but it isn't necessary, just neater for finger food. Part of my go-to rotation.

 
Dec 05, 2013

This recipe is delicious!! Such a great appetizer for holiday parties. I follow the recipe but substitute feta for the goat cheese and it is a huge hit. Thanks so much for sharing!!!

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 249 kcal
  • 12%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 11.8 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 5 mg
  • 2%
  • Fat
  • 22.2 g
  • 34%
  • Fiber
  • 3.4 g
  • 13%
  • Protein
  • 4.5 g
  • 9%
  • Sodium
  • 95 mg
  • 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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