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Blue Cheese Date Wraps Recipe

Blue Cheese Date Wraps Recipe

"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. YIELD:36 servings

Ingredients

  • 12 Jones Dairy Farm Dry-Aged Bacon strips
  • 36 pitted dates
  • 2/3 cup crumbled blue cheese

Directions

  • 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.

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.

Reviews for Blue Cheese Date Wraps

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cookinama User ID: 5947968 156607
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 !"

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tazyntank User ID: 5271319 154770
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!"

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jayla50 User ID: 2454228 82816
Reviewed Nov. 7, 2009

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

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herbgiddings User ID: 3865502 101336
Reviewed Mar. 1, 2009

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

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poland1 User ID: 2798406 99553
Reviewed Nov. 23, 2008

"oops.  I meant chicken livers!"

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poland1 User ID: 2798406 82801
Reviewed Nov. 23, 2008

"We used to make them with sauteed chicken lovers in addition to the water chestnuts."

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Yekcam User ID: 1164820 158137
Reviewed Nov. 20, 2008

"I was wondering if anyone had the recipe for bacon wrapped water chestnuts. I know it has brown sugar and soy sauce, but that is all I know."

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Summy User ID: 1386846 156606
Reviewed Nov. 20, 2008

"My Mom always made bacon wrapped chestnuts when I was a kid, and I loved helping her wrap the bacon around the chestnuts. It was simply whole chestnuts with 1/3 of a slice of bacon wrapped around, secured with a toothpick, and baked at 350 for about 15 minutes until bacon was crisp. I remember serving those appetizers to our friends and family, and we couldn't get enough!
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Summy User ID: 1386846 101333
Reviewed Nov. 19, 2008

"Yummy! Even good cold!"

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browneyes326 User ID: 526257 99549
Reviewed Nov. 19, 2008

"Not being a big fan of blue cheese, I think maybe cream cheese or even a cheddar or whatever is your favorite cheese would work as well."

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IrishGypsy User ID: 3407244 171872
Reviewed Nov. 19, 2008

"I Thought That This Was Quite Tasty and I Used A Maple Cured and Peppered Bacon...The Maple Seamed to Compliment the Dates!

Thanks for Sharing This Recipe.
Chef' Tami L. Conklin Hanks"

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DevonM. User ID: 3232037 209388
Reviewed Nov. 19, 2008

"Perhaps you can substitute apricots for the dates?..."

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astrosmom User ID: 2097565 135592
Reviewed Nov. 19, 2008

"I would follow the same recipe but instead use dried apricots. Place approx tsp of crumbled blue cheese on apricot, fold the apricot in half (like a toco) and wrap in the bacon, secure with toothpick. Place on ungreased baking sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes."

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Darlene1022 User ID: 2615176 168967
Reviewed Apr. 15, 2008

"Where are the apricots? "I decided to sweeten them up a bit with dates and apricots....""

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