These bacon wrapped dates are stuffed with decadent cream cheese... it's the ultimate combination of sweet and savory flavors. Textural, creamy and oh-so-delicious, you're going to love this incredible appetizer!
Slice dates in half, halfway through, and remove pit.
Using a teaspoon, stuff date with cream cheese.
Wrap with a half slice of bacon and secure using a pick.
Add to baking dish and bake 30 minutes.
Drizzle with balsamic glaze and serve.
Use thin sliced bacon
For extra crunchy bacon, consider par-baking the bacon first. You'll simply lay it out on a baking sheet and bake for 10-15 minutes at 400 degrees. The became remains soft enough to wrap around your dates, but ensures a crispier exterior.
Make them ahead! Stuff and wrap your dates up to 24 hours in advance and simply bake prior to serving.
How to Store
Refrigerate - make ahead and refrigerate for up to 24 hours before baking and serving. These can be kept in an airtight container for up to three days in the refrigerator, and reheated in the oven or microwave.
Freeze - You can flash freeze these bacon wrapped dates, wrapped airtight in the freezer, for up to three months. Simply defrost in the refrigerator for 24 hours before baking and serving.