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Blue Cheese Date Wraps

"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
    3 dozen


  • 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.
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  • GlutenFreeSherry
    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.

  • cookinama
    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 !

  • Bhagya
    Oct 24, 2012

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  • tazyntank
    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!

  • jayla50
    Nov 7, 2009

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

  • herbgiddings
    Mar 1, 2009

    top of line recipe seems a little odd but totally awesome

  • Marketing
    Jan 19, 2009

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  • chrismmcmaine
    Dec 30, 2008

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  • Thieschafer
    Dec 8, 2008

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  • poland1
    Nov 23, 2008

    oops.  I meant chicken livers!