- 1 package whole pitted dates
- 1/2 cup cubed Asiago cheese
- 8 to 10 slices of bacon, each cut crosswise into thirds
Step 1: Cut a small slit in the side of each date. There may already be a slit since the dates have been pitted. Carefully push a piece of the cheese into the date. Smooth the date back around the cheese if you can. Handle the dates gently because they are fragile.
Step 2: Wrap one of the pieces of the bacon around each stuffed date, covering the cheese, and secure with a toothpick if necessary. Place all of the stuffed and wrapped dates on a broiler pan with a rack.
Step 3: Preheat the broiler. Broil the bacon wrapped dates 4″ to 6″ from the heat source for 9 to 12 minutes, turning twice during the cooking time, until the bacon is crisp; don’t let it burn! Let stand for 5 minutes, then serve.
Tip: You can also use pre-cooked packaged bacon to make this recipe; that’s what we prefer. Cut the bacon in half and wrap around the stuffed date. Then bake in a preheated 425 degree F oven for 6 to 9 minutes or until the bacon is sizzling and the cheese melts.
Enjoy this great party snack from The Spruce!