- Dish type
- Starters with cheese
Dates are stuffed with Stilton, wrapped in bacon and baked until browned and crispy. They're great served at room temperature, so it is okay to make a few hours in advance!
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- 450g streaky bacon rashers, cut in half
- 450g pitted dates
- 100g Stilton (or other blue cheese)
MethodPrep:20min ›Cook:40min ›Ready in:1hr
- Preheat the oven to 190 C / Gas 5.
- Slice dates in half, and open them up. Pinch off pieces of blue cheese and place them into the centre of the dates. Close the halves of the dates, and wrap a half-slice of bacon around the outside. Secure each one with a wooden skewer. Arrange in a baking dish or on a baking tray with sides to catch any grease.
- Bake for 30 to 40 minutes in the preheated oven, or until the bacon is crisp. Turn dates over after the first 20 minutes for even cooking.
Reviews & ratingsAverage global rating:(356)
Reviews in English (277)
These went down a treat at my Xmas party-26 Jan 2013
These dates are served at a downtown tapas restaurant in Atlanta; a friend of mine who raved about them taled me into trying one although I have never particularly cared for dates. I am so happy I did. These are wonderful, easy to make and your guests will be coming back for more - that is if you want to serve them to guests - I might be inclined to keep them all for myself. A good glass of red wine and you have a real treat!Note: the restaurant mentioned grills theirs to the point where the bacon becomes blackened on the top. Either way, if you grill or bake them, I suggest doing so on a rack so that they don't sit any grease that comes from the bacon.-27 Jun 2005
I read all of the reviews before making this recipe and decided to try all recommended variations because it is such an easy recipe. I have to say, either way you go, any variation is delicious: blue cheese, ricotta, gorgonzola, adding brown sugar, wine reduction and almonds. BUT...I think my favorite is the bacon rolled in brown sugar, stuffed with smoked almonds and blue cheese with a wine reduction. It is much tastier with the brown sugar, believe me! I think my second favoriate was the dates stuffed with ricotta. But regardless of the cheese you use - you can't go wrong, I would definitely add almonds to the mix, as the crunch is very nice. Enjoy!-01 Dec 2007