Pig Dates a Goat, and I hear she put out…

I have had at least four versions of this appetizer. Some had sauces, others had different cheeses, but this one has goat cheese because “Pig Dates a Bleu Cheese Crumble” doesn’t have quite the same ring. It’s delicious and easy and will definitely be the first thing to go at your gathering.

You will need the following:

  • 12oz whole Medjool Dates, pitted and cut in half the short way.
  • 4oz soft goat cheese, room temperature
  • 1 pound bacon, cut in half. Don’t buy thick cut for this. The regular cut bacon is better suited for this application.


  1. Stuff each date half generously with goat cheese. IMG_1535
  2. Wrap each stuffed date with half a strip of bacon and secure with a toothpick IMG_1536
  3. Arrange on a greased baking sheet and place in a 425 degree oven for 20 minutes or until crisp.
  4. Remove to a paper towel for draining. Plate and serve. IMG_1554

This is so ridiculously simple, there is really no reason to not do it. For a slightly more fabulous version, drizzle with a balsamic reduction.


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