Date, goat cheese and bacon nibbles

    45 min

    This is a very easy but good recipe. People will think you are a gourmet chef with these dates filled with goat cheese and pecans!

    23 people made this

    Serves: 20 

    • 20 stoned dates
    • 4 tablespoons soft goat cheese
    • 20 ounces pecans
    • 10 rashers streaky bacon, cut in half
    • 125ml balsamic vinegar
    • 1 tablespoon caster sugar

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Ready in:45min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4.
    2. Slice open the dates, and stuff each with about 1/2 teaspoon goat cheese. Top each date with a pecan, using the goat cheese to hold the pecans in place. Wrap each date with 1/2 rasher bacon.
    3. Arrange the wrapped dates on a baking tray. Bake 15 to 20 minutes in the preheated oven, until the bacon is crisp and evenly brown.
    4. In a saucepan over medium heat, mix the balsamic vinegar and sugar until thickened. Pour over the dates to serve.

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    These were great! I did not use bacon either. Yes if you don't like goat cheese, then don't make this recipe. I have never had goat cheese before and it is very smooth and creamy. I also have never had dates. I can't believe how good these were, everyone raved about them and asked for the recipe. I will make these for a Christmas appetizer.Very easy! yumyumyum  -  17 Dec 2004  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This recipe is awesome!! I didn't use bacon and they turned out great!! Everyone loved this recipe even people that never tried dates before including myself!! You will want to eat all of them!! People thought I was a gormet chef how easy easy easy!! Try them for the holidays  -  10 Nov 2004  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    These are delicious! Super easy to assemble and great finger food for parties. I used thick cut bacon so I cut the slices in thirds and it was perfect. Definitely make as directed to get desired result. Don't skip balsamic reduction or bacon. These are both big elements of the recipe and these flavors blend in an amazing way. Leave one out and you'll get something completely different. I recommend moving dates to a paper towel after cooking to blot briefly before plating and drizzling with balsamic.  -  17 Jul 2011  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)