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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4 Responses to “Peach Champagne Sorbet with Thyme”

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    Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes) — July 31, 2013 at 8:38 am

    That sorbet is seriously calling my name. I adore peach sorbet more than any other flavor. Well maybe it is a tie with mango but I just love it to bits!

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    Shannon — August 1, 2013 at 3:31 pm

    love the addition of thyme! this sounds amazing 🙂

    • beantownbaker — August 4th, 2013 @ 6:48 pm

      The thyme really sets this sorbet apart. Hope the PMC went well for you this weekend!

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    Nutmeg Nanny — August 8, 2013 at 9:13 am

    Oh my, this looks delightful 🙂 i have to eat this!!

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