Blue Cheese Date Wraps
Total TimePrep: 25 min. Bake: 10 min.
- 12 bacon strips
- 36 pitted dates
- 2/3 cup crumbled blue cheese
- 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.
- 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.
- Place on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 375° for 10-12 minutes or until bacon is crisp.
Nutrition Facts1 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.
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Dec 14, 2019
Ever since I tasted these delicious bites at a dinner party, I have been making them at home. My family requests them for every holiday. I often substitute gorganola, smokey swiss, or other tangy cheeze, for the blue, and for special occassions substitute proscuitto for the bacon. They are lovely set on a plate and drizzled with a date reduction sauce. For a quick, easy, dish that gives my kids the taste of these tangy tidbits without all the work, I mix cream cheese, blue cheese, cooked bacon, and chopped dates together, put in baking dish, and heat to bubbling. Garnish top with date reduction swirl and Serve with crackers or crusty breads.
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 !
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!
Nov 7, 2009
I use cream cheese for the filling and everyone begs for more.
Mar 1, 2009
top of line recipe seems a little odd but totally awesome
Nov 23, 2008
oops. I meant chicken livers!
Nov 23, 2008
We used to make them with sauteed chicken lovers in addition to the water chestnuts.
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.
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!
Nov 19, 2008
Yummy! Even good cold!