Bacon-Wrapped Dates with Marcona Almonds

Bacon-wrapped dates are a decadent appetizer that’s sure to please. Filled with marcona almonds these are perfect!


24 medjool dates
12 slices of bacon (thin cut)
1 oz. goat cheese (softened)
1 oz. cream cheese (softened)
24 whole toasted marcona almonds


Preheat oven to 500°. Move the oven rack to the upper third of oven. Pit the dates, tearing them open as little as possible. Set dates aside. Halve the 12 slices of bacon crosswise. Mix the goat cheese and cream cheese. Put the blended cheese into a pastry bag fitted with a plain round14” tip.
Stuff the cavity of each date with 1 marcona almond. Pipe the blended cheese into the opening of each stuffed date. Wrap 1 half-piece of bacon around width of each date and put dates, seam side down, on a baking sheet, at least 12” apart. Bake until the bacon is golden and crisp, 6-8 minutes. Set aside to cool briefly before serving.


2 replies on “Bacon-Wrapped Dates with Marcona Almonds

  • Kimberly Frazee-Gobel

    I heard about these dates from @earthyandy and they look delicious. I love your recipe for date bread and also the bacon wrapped date with Gouda and cream cheese!
    Can you send me those recipes via email? I’m just up in pebble beach. Or maybe you can slip them in my two boxes of dates I’m ordering?
    Thanks so much!
    Can’t wait to eat them and we’ll be back for more! ????
    Kimberly Frazee-Gobel

  • jari

    I too would like aa copy of your recipes, i’d like to include them with my holiday hostess gifts, for the people who have everything!


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