This is a very easy but good recipe. People will think you are a gourmet chef with these dates filled with chevre cheese and pecans!

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Ingredients

20
Original recipe yields 20 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • Slice open the dates, and stuff each with about 1/2 teaspoon goat cheese. Top each date with a pecan, using the goat cheese to hold the pecans in place. Wrap each date with 1/2 slice bacon.

  • Arrange the wrapped dates on a baking sheet. Bake 15 to 20 minutes in the preheated oven, until the bacon is crisp and evenly brown.

  • In a saucepan over medium heat, mix the balsamic vinegar and sugar until thickened. Pour over the dates to serve.

Nutrition Facts

66 calories; 3.1 g total fat; 5 mg cholesterol; 94 mg sodium. 8.1 g carbohydrates; 2.1 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (20)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/17/2004
These were great! I did not use bacon either. Yes if you don't like goat cheese then don't make this recipe. I have never had goat cheese before and it is very smooth and creamy. I also have never had dates. I can't believe how good these were everyone raved about them and asked for the recipe. I will make these for a Christmas appetizer.Very easy! yumyumyum Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
01/21/2006
Goat Cheese just doesn't create a pleasant taste in my mouth. Read More
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26 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 21
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
12/17/2004
These were great! I did not use bacon either. Yes if you don't like goat cheese then don't make this recipe. I have never had goat cheese before and it is very smooth and creamy. I also have never had dates. I can't believe how good these were everyone raved about them and asked for the recipe. I will make these for a Christmas appetizer.Very easy! yumyumyum Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/17/2004
These were great! I did not use bacon either. Yes if you don't like goat cheese then don't make this recipe. I have never had goat cheese before and it is very smooth and creamy. I also have never had dates. I can't believe how good these were everyone raved about them and asked for the recipe. I will make these for a Christmas appetizer.Very easy! yumyumyum Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/10/2004
This recipe is awesome!! I didn't use bacon and they turned out great!! Everyone loved this recipe even people that never tried dates before including myself!! You will want to eat all of them!! People thought I was a gormet chef how easy easy easy!! Try them for the holidays:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/18/2011
These are delicious! Super easy to assemble and great finger food for parties. I used thick cut bacon so I cut the slices in thirds and it was perfect. Definitely make as directed to get desired result. Don't skip balsamic reduction or bacon. These are both big elements of the recipe and these flavors blend in an amazing way. Leave one out and you'll get something completely different. I recommend moving dates to a paper towel after cooking to blot briefly before plating and drizzling with balsamic. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/28/2010
Good. They were sweet. I'll have to get some saltier bacon. I didn't use the balsamic vinegar and sugar. I just couldn't imagine adding anymore sweetness to the mix. Would definitely make again! Thanks. Broiled 3 minutes each side. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
01/21/2006
Goat Cheese just doesn't create a pleasant taste in my mouth. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/02/2013
I modified this recipe a bit -but it's become the appetizer I make when I want to "wow" people. I'm not a big fan of goat cheese so I mix a good gorgonzola with cream cheese and add chopped pecans to that mix. It makes assembly go a bit faster. I use toothpicks to hold each together and make serving easier. This is such a hit every time and I always have an empty dish. Do NOT skip the balsamic reduction. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/19/2012
These were wonderful! I used cream cheese instead of goat cheese though and skipped the pecans. Blue cheese would be a great mix as well. Enjoy! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/24/2016
These were delicious and pretty easy to make however chances are you're making them for a party or a get together which is generally time sensitive. The temperature & time for baking is so far off it screwed up my plans. The first time I tried baking as instructed and as someone previously reported it probably took 40 to 45 minutes for the bacon to get crispy. The second time I did them for about 20 minutes and then stuck them under the broiler on low and flip them so it was five minutes on each side on a low broiler. The next time I make these I am just going to do the low broil or from the start and keep an eye on them Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/26/2013
Always a hit. Have made with goat cheese gorganzola or blue cheese - all are good. Have made with and without the pecan. Good both ways though I prefer with the nut. It provides a bit of texture in an otherwise soft bite. Mine take at least 40 minutes to crisp up the bacon thus the 4 stars. I poke them with a toothpick after they come out of the oven but it isn't necessary just neater for finger food. Part of my go-to rotation. Read More
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