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:

279 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Egg Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Alcohol Free

Daily value:



  • Fat 125g 192%
  • Carbs 261g 87%
  • Saturated 47g 237%
  • Fiber 23g 91%
  • Sugars 228g
  • Protein 43g 86%
  • Cholesterol 226mg 75%
  • Sodium 2,007mg 84%
  • Calcium 464mg 46%
  • Magnesium 226mg 56%
  • Potassium 3,007mg 86%
  • Iron 5mg 25%
  • Zinc 5mg 35%
  • Phosphorus 833mg 119%
  • Vitamin A 1,287IU 26%
  • Vitamin C 1mg 1%
  • Thiamin (B1) 1mg 55%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 1mg 42%
  • Niacin (B3) 14mg 71%
  • Vitamin B6 1mg 68%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 69µg 17%
  • Vitamin B12 2µg 33%
  • Vitamin D 4µg 1%
  • Vitamin E 1mg 5%
  • Vitamin K 11µg 14%
  • Fatty acids, total monounsaturated 51g
  • Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated 12g
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