Bacon Wrapped Dates with Goat Cheese

A few weeks ago we entertained some friends and as usual I like to serve a variety of appetizers for everyone to nibble on while enjoying some wine.  For this gathering one of appetizers on the menu were these Bacon Wrapped Dates with Goat Cheese.  

At first I was just going to do a simple date wrapped in bacon but while I was at the market picking up some other cheeses for the evening I came across goat cheese and thought it would be a perfect combination with the dates and bacon.

These are simple to make.  I like to prepare them ahead of time.  Just as guests arrive, pop them in the oven.  Before you know it, you have a delicious and elegant appetizer to serve.  If you are entertaining for the holidays, these are a great addition to include on your holiday menu.  



Bacon Wrapped Dates with Goat Cheese

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 17 minutes
  • Total Time: 27 minutes
  • Yield: 18


  • 18 large Medjool dates, pits removed
  • 4oz goat cheese
  • 6 strips thick bacon, cut in thirds


  1. Preheat oven at 375 degrees.
  2. Slice dates lengthwise. Remove pits and add in a piece of goat cheese. Close tightly and wrap with bacon, securing with wooden pick.
  3. Bake for 14-17 minutes, turning halfway.

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  1. I saw some of these before, but without bacon. Let me tell you-that bacon makes all the difference in the world-your pictures sold me on that! I would definitely have to make them with bacon. I have a whole drawer full of different cheeses, so this post does inspire. Thanks for sharing-yum!

  2. In my opinion it tastes much better when ur using only half the dates vs a full one. Love this recipe. About 4 per person is plenty.

  3. these look awesome!! i came across your site while searching bacon wrapped date. mmm! what type of bacon works best? cured/uncured?

  4. Thank you for the incredible recipe. Maybe I’ll pair these with some fresh local honey to drizzle on as I serve them!! Mmmm, I can’t wait

  5. This appetizer is delicious… I’ve precooked the bacon a little to insure crispiness. I’ve also prepared a balsamic vinegar reduction to drizzle over the cooked dates….yum!

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