Blue Cheese Date Wraps Recipe
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Blue Cheese Date Wraps Recipe

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"My friends and I used to make the traditional bacon-wrapped jalapenos at cookouts. I decided to sweeten them up a bit with dates and apricots, which are also more kid-friendly." —Susan Hinton, Apex, North Carolina
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 10 min.
MAKES:36 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 10 min.
MAKES: 36 servings


  • 12 bacon strips
  • 36 pitted dates
  • 2/3 cup crumbled blue cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 44 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), 4mg cholesterol, 84mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein Diabetic Exchanges:1/2 starch, 1/2 fat


  1. Cut each bacon strip into thirds. In a large skillet, cook bacon in batches over medium heat until partially cooked but not crisp. Remove to paper towels to drain; keep warm.
  2. Carefully cut a slit in the center of each date; fill with blue cheese. Wrap a bacon piece around each stuffed date; secure with wooden toothpicks.
  3. Place on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 375° for 10-12 minutes or until bacon is crisp. Yield: 3 dozen.
Originally published as Blue Cheese Date Wraps in Taste of Home April/May 2008, p27

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Reviewed Feb. 12, 2013

"I made this for Thanksgiving once and now my family wants it all the time. My only suggestion is to use the larger dates This is delicious !"

Reviewed Nov. 30, 2010

"Awesome!! This was a great hit as a Thanksgiving appetizer. I'm not a fan of jalapeños so I was so excited to find this great take on the "stuffed jalapeño" dish. Thanks!"

Reviewed Nov. 7, 2009

"I use cream cheese for the filling and everyone begs for more."

Reviewed Mar. 1, 2009

"top of line recipe seems a little odd but totally awesome"

Reviewed Nov. 23, 2008

"oops.  I meant chicken livers!"

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