Chévre Bacon Wrapped Dates

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These are actually from vintage ShutupEAT but I’ve had a few people ask for them so I thought I’d post them again.

I know a few people who don’t eat Bacon so they will just have to close their eyes and let the rest of us enjoy these porky delicious little treasures.  This is MY version of Bacon wrapped dates, stuffed with chevre, green onions, and pistachios, drizzled with a balsamic reduction.  Talk about an easy appetizer that looks sexy plated and will please your guests every time y
ou share them, if you decide to share.

Ingredients I Used: 

12oz Medjool Dates (pits in or out it doesn’t matter)

1/2 lb+ Bacon (I used 1/2 lb applewood smoked)

2 oz Chevre/ Goat Cheese

4 diced Green Onion

1/4 cup Shelled, Roasted, Salted Pistachios

1/3 cup Balsamic Vinegar

1 1/2 tbs Raspberry or Strawberry Jam

2 tsp Butter

 

For Those Tracking Their Diet:

20 servings/ 20 Bacon Wrapped Date

Fat: 6 gram

Carbs: 16
Protein: 5
Total Calories: 143
This Is How I Made Them:

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees

Heat a large pan on the stove. Under cook the bacon and make sure the bacon stays flat and doesn’t curl up. I use a bacon press, which I love!! Take the partially cooked bacon out of the pan and set them to cool on a paper towel.

Put the chopped onions into the hot pan with the bacon grease for 1 minute then place in a small dish and set aside.

Cut all the dates lengthwise and take the pit out. Using a butter knife, spread chevre into the hole where the pit was. Press 3 shelled pistachios and a few green onions into the chevre.

Cut each strip of bacon in half, lengthwise.  Wrap each date with a strip of bacon. I like to finish the bacon wrap on the bottom of the date so when I put it in the oven the date stays together.

Put the dates on a cookie sheet as you wrap them.  Bake for 10-15 minutes or until the bacon is golden brown on the top.

On medium heat place the butter, balsamic and berry jam into a sauce pan and set simmer, stirring occasionally until the liquid reduces and becomes thick. Take the pan off of the stove and set aside.

Place your dates on a serving tray, plate or platter and spoon the reduced balsamic over each date.

Serve and enjoy.

 

 

 

 

 

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