So, are you snowed or iced in today? Or were you yesterday? Something like 30+ states have been affected by this massive winter snow/ice storm. Indiana is one of them. As a precaution, I ran 8 miles on Monday knowing that I probably wouldn’t be able to get out and run for at least a couple days this week. Some people buy bread and milk, others run. What? 🙂 I am marathon-training after all…
As such… I’ve been sitting at home since Monday night relaxing, baking some delicious lemon-blueberry bread, and doing massive amounts of homework. Oh, and thinking about these delicious Bacon-Wrapped Feta & Almond Stuffed Dates and how great they would be on Super Bowl Sunday. Mmmm I can almost taste them already!
We all know that bacon makes everything better, but let’s be honest here–these stuffed dates would be just as good on their own. [Vegetarian friends, rejoice!] Salty almonds paired with tangy feta stuffed inside a sweet date… what’s not to love? Plus, they’re an appetizer you can make in 5 minutes flat then bake and serve… all while making your guests or your husband think you slaved away in the kitchen. Perfect-o! Now, if only the storm would break so I can get to the store…
Bacon-Wrapped Feta & Almond Stuffed Dates
- 16 large, dried, pitted dates
- about 1 ounce crumbled feta cheese
- 16 sea-salt & olive oil toasted almonds
- 8 slices bacon, cut in half [I used turkey bacon]
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Place wire cooling rack on top of jelly roll pan [or any large baking dish/sheet with sides]. Then, cut a slit in the side of each date and stuff cheese and an almond inside. Wrap one slice of bacon around each date, sealing the cheese and almond inside. Place on wire rack and bake for 13-15 minutes, or until bacon is crisp. Cool for a few minutes on rack before transferring to a paper towel-lined plate to degrease. Serve warm or at room temperature.
These can be made with fresh dates, but those will require pitting and likely more cheese and almonds to fill them.
Question of the Day: What’s the weather for you today?
14 thoughts on “Bacon-Wrapped Feta & Almond Stuffed Dates”
Wow, cheese wrapped in bacon? That’s totally cool with me! I feel like I haven’t had bacon in forever… And I might have to change that 🙂
My favorite thing to do with dates is stuff an almond in there and then coat em with PB and freeze em! you can just put some PB on some saran wrap and wrap the date in it. It is so easy and they are DELICIOUS.
oooh that sounds so good courtney!
I love cheese stuffed dates! I made some at Thanksgiving with my family, and they were a huge hit. I’m excited to try out this recipe! 🙂
Definitely trying this one.
And weather? (60’s and sunny – Sacramento) If it helps, I was born & raised in Nebraska, so I completely feel the pain of the winter storm.
LOVE IT. I’ve been trying to figure out what to do with dates before they go out of season.
& now I know!
One of my classmates makes something like this and ALWAYS brings them to our holiday Christmas party. I wait for them. Every year. Without fail. And now thanks to you I can have them whenever I want! Delicious.