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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6 Responses to “Baked Pork Chops with Parmesan-Sage Crust”

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    nutmegnanny — November 6, 2009 at 4:05 pm

    Wow these look awesome! I love how juicy the pork looks and I love the crunchy breading…yum!

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    Mandy — November 6, 2009 at 4:14 pm

    I was looking for a new pork chop recipe to make when my mother in law is up this week. This looks perfect! Thanks!!

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    Carolin309 — November 7, 2009 at 12:59 am

    Thanks for recipe. Tried it and it was good. I used Reggiano and added a bit more than suggested but you can rarely go wrong with a little extra cheese. I’ll have to share my pork roast recipe.

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    Jamie — November 10, 2009 at 12:57 am

    These look awesome, my finace loves pork chops so I will definitely be giving these a try!

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    LolliCakes — November 13, 2009 at 12:13 am

    I made these last night for company…following your recipe using the panko crumbs and double dipping…and OMG – they were wonderful!!! I want to do them with chicken next time…thank you – you made me a star!!!

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    Jen — November 13, 2009 at 5:08 am

    Chicken would be great!

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