Bacon-Wrapped Dates

Bacon-Wrapped Dates
Staff Writer

Alexis Murphy

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 14g 22%
  • Carbs 33g 11%
  • Saturated 5g 27%
  • Fiber 3g 11%
  • Trans 0g
  • Sugars 29g
  • Monounsaturated 6g
  • Polyunsaturated 2g
  • Protein 6g 11%
  • Cholesterol 28mg 9%
  • Sodium 200mg 8%
  • Calcium 58mg 6%
  • Magnesium 28mg 7%
  • Potassium 373mg 11%
  • Iron 1mg 3%
  • Zinc 1mg 4%
  • Phosphorus 92mg 13%
  • Vitamin A 31µg 3%
  • Vitamin C 0mg 0%
  • Thiamin (B1) 0mg 7%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 0mg 5%
  • Niacin (B3) 2mg 9%
  • Vitamin B6 0mg 9%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 8µg 2%
  • Vitamin B12 0µg 3%
  • Vitamin D 0µg 0%
  • Vitamin E 0mg 1%
  • Vitamin K 1µg 2%
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