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Basque Bacon Wrapped Dates Recipe

David Pope
This bacon wrapped dates recipe is my go-to appetizer for dinner parties - of any size! You just need three ingredients, and 20 minutes, to make this delicious dish.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Spanish
Servings 12 servings
Calories 131.06 kcal


  • 6 strips of thinly sliced bacon
  • 12 large dates
  • 3 ounces of goat cheese
  • 12 toothpicks


  • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
  • To prepare the dates, use a sharp knife to slice lengthways into each date from the edge to the pit. Carefully remove the pit, and replace with a small amount of goat cheese. Press the edges of the dates together to seal.
  • Cut the strips of bacon in half, and wrap each date in one piece of bacon. Pierce the bacon, dates, and cheese all together with a toothpick so that the cheese is sealed inside.
  • Arrange the dates evenly across a baking dish with raised lips, leaving space between each date. Bake for about 15 minutes, turning halfway through, until the bacon is brown and crispy.


Calories: 131.06kcalCarbohydrates: 18.13gProtein: 3.14gFat: 5.9gSaturated Fat: 2.5gCholesterol: 10.52mgSodium: 99.14mgPotassium: 188.82mgFiber: 1.61gSugar: 16.02gVitamin A: 108.97IUCalcium: 25.28mgIron: 0.4mg
Keyword bacon wrapped dates, date and bacon appetizer, Spanish bacon wrapped dates
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