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  • Writer's pictureByrne-McKinney

Stuffed Dates

By Gourmet | Mikkel Vang

YIELD 18 dates

TIME About 20 minutes

This is Will’s very favorite holiday appetizer (included here at his request) …and he’s not alone! Super simple, fast and amazing! Every bite is a little sweet-savory flavor bomb. Double the batch or risk going without! Recipe makes 18 and can be scaled up or down.



  • 18 pitted Medjool dates

  • 18 1 x ¼ inch sticks/slivers of Parmigiano-Reggiano

  • 6 bacon slices, cut crosswise into thirds

  • 18 wooden toothpicks


  • Place oven rack in middle position and preheat to 450 degrees

  • Stuff each date with a piece of cheese

  • Wrap with a piece of bacon and secure with a toothpick

  • Bake 5 minutes, turn each piece with tongs and bake until crisp – another 5-6 minutes.

  • Drain on paper bag or parchment.

  • Best when warm, so serve immediately.



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