Bacon wrapped, Goat cheese and almond stuffed Dates

This is the last of the “Stuff It!” party posts. I’ve actually never seen or eaten a date before making these little guys. Two weeks later, I’ve already made 3 batches. These have the perfect combination of salty and sweet, chewy and crunchy. I got hubby to help assemble them. They’re loosely based on a recipe from Allrecipes.
Bacon wrapped, goat cheese and almond stuffed dates – makes ~32
1 pkg pitted dates
4-5 oz goat cheese
~32 almonds
thick cut bacon
toothpicks

Cut the bacon in half and set aside.

Slice dates in half, and open them up. Scoop a small amount of goat cheese into the center of the dates (I used a teaspoon, hubby used his fingers). Place an almond in the goat cheese and close the halves of the dates.

Wrap a half-slice of bacon around the outside of the date. Secure each one with a toothpick. We found it was best to fill all the dates first, then wrap them all. Arrange in a baking dish or on a baking sheet with sides to catch any grease.
Broil for about 5 minutes on each side or until bacon is cooked. We also threw these on the grill the second time around. They took a little longer, but were still delicious.
Remove toothpicks before serving.
Note – I am submitting this in Joelen’s TGIF Martini Mixer blogging event. Check out the details here.

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11 Responses to “Fire Roasted Ketchup”

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    Amanda — June 9, 2010 at 1:10 pm

    wow! looks yummy to me. 🙂Service Express

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    Sunshine — June 9, 2010 at 1:13 pm

    So at first I was concerned that it had corn in it. Then I saw that those little yellowy looking things were garlic. Now I’m sold! I’ll be making this for my best friend’s surprise birthday party BBQ. Thanks so much!

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    ErinsFoodFiles — June 9, 2010 at 2:20 pm

    Looks awesome!

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    Mandy — June 9, 2010 at 4:22 pm

    That looks YUMMY! I am totally making this!

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    Elina — June 9, 2010 at 8:35 pm

    This looks more like a cooked salsa. I bet it’s delicious 🙂

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    Fun and Fearless in Beantown — June 9, 2010 at 9:06 pm

    This looks really fresh and easy to make! Thanks for sharing!

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    bcallegra — June 10, 2010 at 2:41 am

    This is going to be a funny comment coming from me, for those who know me well. This recipe looks great, and I’m a person that hates regular ketchup! As one of the other commenters mentioned, this looks more like a salsa topping which is what I’m hoping for. Also, funny that you mentioned grills since we just purchased our first grill – perfect opportunity to try this recipe!

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    Ma What's 4 dinner — June 10, 2010 at 1:00 pm

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    Ma What's 4 dinner — June 10, 2010 at 1:02 pm

    This looks soooooo yummy. I’m always looking for something new to spread on burgers, it is grilling season after all, well not today, but still.

    Lots of yummy love,
    Alex aka Ma, What’s For Dinner
    http://www.mawhats4dinner.com

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    giz — June 10, 2010 at 7:08 pm

    Thanks for visiting our blog. I like your version of bacon wrapped dates – have to try that too. Also love easy condiment making – looks fabulous

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    Jennifer Sikora — June 14, 2010 at 5:36 pm

    I just found your blog! OH my gosh!! You have the best looking recipes!

    I am trying this ketchup out!

    Come visit me and view my recipes at http://www.jennifersikora.com

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