Rating: 4.67 stars
9 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

A traditional Spanish 'tapas' item. You can also add a sprinkling of toasted breadcrumbs on top for a bit of extra crunch. May serve immediately or at room temperature.

Recipe Summary test

prep:
10 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
20 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
24 dates
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

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  • Stuff 1 piece manchego cheese into each date and then wrap with 1 piece bacon, securing with a toothpick. Arrange dates in a shallow baking dish with the bacon seam down and 1 inch between pieces.

  • Bake in preheated oven for 5 minutes, turn dates with tongs, and continue baking until bacon is crisp, 5 to 6 minutes more. Drain on a plate lined with paper towels.

Nutrition Facts

167 calories; protein 6.7g; carbohydrates 19.5g; fat 7.3g; cholesterol 20.2mg; sodium 407.4mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (10)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/08/2014
These are sooo good! I swear I want some more RIGHT NOW!!! I consumed these (many of them!) at an ALLRECIPES party last night. Bacon with that sweet date and the asiago cheese (subbed by MauiGirl) let me tell you again how much I loved them! I am so gunna make these for another holiday party!!! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
11/26/2015
Thank you for the recipe. I tried cooking as written but the bacon was nowhere near crisp at the end of 11 minutes. I wound up cooking it for 22 minutes (another recipe recommends 30-40 min at 375 so I may try that). I also found that the bacon and cheese were not enough to cut the profound sweetness of the dates. So I'm guessing this is either a taste issue or a bacon issue or both. I may just need saltier bacon or stronger cheese.:-) Read More
9 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
12/07/2014
We love these and so do my guests. I took them to an Allrecipes party yesterday and they inhaled them. Actually, I will have to make them again today just to put a pic on this great recipe. I used Asiago cheese because that is what my local Costco had. I wrapped them in a half slice of Costco precooked bacon and baked as directed which makes it even easier. Watch them for burning though :)I also bought the big tub of pitted dates at Costco to make a bunch for the holidays. Thanks for sharing this much appreciated and simple appetizer. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/08/2014
These are sooo good! I swear I want some more RIGHT NOW!!! I consumed these (many of them!) at an ALLRECIPES party last night. Bacon with that sweet date and the asiago cheese (subbed by MauiGirl) let me tell you again how much I loved them! I am so gunna make these for another holiday party!!! Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
12/30/2016
Delicious -- definitely worth taking the time to make this. Absolutely great. Bacon does take a bit longer to cook. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/23/2020
It was easy and Delicious!! I will make it again! I followed with no changes. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
11/25/2015
Thank you for the recipe. I tried cooking as written but the bacon was nowhere near crisp at the end of 11 minutes. I wound up cooking it for 22 minutes (another recipe recommends 30-40 min at 375 so I may try that). I also found that the bacon and cheese were not enough to cut the profound sweetness of the dates. So I'm guessing this is either a taste issue or a bacon issue or both. I may just need saltier bacon or stronger cheese.:-) Read More
Rating: 5 stars
09/08/2021
This is without a doubt the most popular party dish I’ve ever made. Guests rave. You can also put an almond in the center instead of the cheese but you’ll have to put your toothpick to the side. Make sure you use non-colored wooden toothpicks. :-). Sometimes you have to fiddle with the amount and thickness of the bacon to make it wrap nicely. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/01/2015
This is a perfect blend of sweet salty and delicious. Read More