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.

8
Servings
423
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Notes

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

Ingredients

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

Directions

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. 

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
32g
46%
Sugar
13g
14%
Saturated Fat
12g
50%
Cholesterol
29mg
10%
Carbohydrate, by difference
31g
24%
Protein
5g
11%
Vitamin A, RAE
9µg
1%
Vitamin B-6
1mg
77%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
1µg
1%
Calcium, Ca
149mg
15%
Choline, total
13mg
3%
Fiber, total dietary
3g
12%
Folate, total
103µg
26%
Iron, Fe
5mg
28%
Magnesium, Mg
40mg
13%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
5mg
36%
Phosphorus, P
141mg
20%
Selenium, Se
8µg
15%
Sodium, Na
270mg
18%
Vitamin D (D2 + D3)
1µg
7%
Water
10g
0%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Bacon-Wrapped Shopping Tip

Stocking up on no-cook items like cheese, nuts, olives, crackers, and dips will cut down on prep time and help ensure you have enough food for any unexpected guests.

Bacon-Wrapped Cooking Tip

When preparing appetizers try to avoid repetition of similar foods and flavors - aim for variety in textures, colors, and cooking methods.