Bacon-Wrapped Dates

Alexis Murphy


  • 3/4 Pounds  dates, pitted
  • 1/2 Pound  bacon
  • 1/3 Cup  ricotta cheese
  • 1/4 Cup  crème fraîche

Say that one five times fast. To make one of our favorite bite-sized treats even better, we added some crème fraîche to the mix to make them look like cute little Santa hats.


Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.

Trim the tops of each date where the pit has been removed so that the top comes to at point (to resemble a triangle). Add the ricotta to a plastic bag and snip the end to make a pastry bag. Stuff each date with ricotta, then wrap a 1/2 slice of bacon around each. Secure with a toothpick. Roast the dates on their sides in the oven for 15-20 minutes, until the bacon is crisp. Remove from the oven and let cool. Add the crème fraîche to another plastic big with a trimmed corner. On a serving platter, pipe 25 small circles of crème fraîche (about the size of the fat end of each bacon-wrapped date). Place the bacon wrapped dates, pointed side up, on top of each circle. Pipe a small circle on the top of each date, so that they resemble Santa hats. 


Special thanks to Alexis Murphy of Jac o' lyn Murphy for helping us test this recipe.


Calories per serving:

268 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Egg Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Alcohol Free, No Oil Added, No Sugar Added

Daily value:



  • Fat 113g 173%
  • Carbs 262g 87%
  • Saturated 44g 218%
  • Fiber 23g 91%
  • Trans 0g
  • Sugars 230g
  • Monounsaturated 45g
  • Polyunsaturated 15g
  • Protein 45g 90%
  • Cholesterol 221mg 74%
  • Sodium 1,601mg 67%
  • Calcium 462mg 46%
  • Magnesium 226mg 56%
  • Potassium 2,984mg 85%
  • Iron 4mg 24%
  • Zinc 5mg 36%
  • Phosphorus 733mg 105%
  • Vitamin A 248µg 28%
  • Vitamin C 1mg 1%
  • Thiamin (B1) 1mg 55%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 1mg 38%
  • Niacin (B3) 15mg 74%
  • Vitamin B6 2mg 76%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 65µg 16%
  • Vitamin B12 2µg 26%
  • Vitamin D 1µg 0%
  • Vitamin E 1mg 7%
  • Vitamin K 11µg 14%
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