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littlebluedog
littlebluedog
Tim
Sunday, December 7th, 2008 03:31 pm
bacon dates

Made these yesterday.


The ingredients are simple. For each date, a small dollop of goat cheese (maybe 1/2 T), a half a strip of bacon, and an almond, is needed. And the almonds are optional.


Pit the dates by making an incision along one side. This is a sticky process.


Squish the goat cheese inside. Easier if you let it get to room temp, or have a pastry bag.


Nestle an almond inside. Or not, for example, if your girlfriend notes that
the almond takes up volume that would otherwise be cheese.






Wrap each in a half-strip of bacon, secured with a toothpick.
Bake at 500 until bacon is crispy (10-15 minutes).
Remove the toothpicks after cooling, and serve.

Note: I used Medjools, but the taste of the date tends to overpower the smokiness of the bacon and the tanginess of the cheese (even in the almond-free ones). I liked the crunchiness of the almond, but I'm not sure what to try to balance out the flavors more.

I'll post pics from Betsy and Steve's baby shower later!

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thatsassylassie
thatsassylassie
thatsassylassie
Sunday, December 7th, 2008 11:52 pm (UTC)

yes I prefer them without almonds. But still RIDICULOUSLY delishus. Somehow I am always amazed and pleasantly surprised when these are leftover. But yay for us!


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ghost_light
ghost_light
Ghost Light
Monday, December 8th, 2008 01:30 am (UTC)

*drooool.....*

Oh Zod, I need to have a bacon party next year!


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littlebluedog
littlebluedog
Tim
Monday, December 8th, 2008 03:03 am (UTC)

Oh jeez. I definitely will have to give that recipe a try.


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cheekyspanker
cheekyspanker
cheekyspanker
Monday, December 8th, 2008 02:00 am (UTC)

yummy!!


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sistermaryeris
sistermaryeris
Bake, Love, Kickbox.
Monday, December 8th, 2008 02:56 am (UTC)

Those turned out REALLY nice. ;)


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littlebluedog
littlebluedog
Tim
Monday, December 8th, 2008 03:02 am (UTC)

Thanks dude! And thanks for the tips. I still think yours were better.


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virgoqueen7
virgoqueen7
How Can Be?
Monday, December 8th, 2008 07:56 am (UTC)

I think I just came in my chair.


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