Guys, huddle in. This recipe’s a home run.
These little nibbles are deliciously savory and easy to make. All you need is goat cheese, dates, bacon, and balsamic vinegar- that’s only 4 ingredients! More specifically:
- 1 lb. Medjool Dates
- 1 package bacon
- 4 oz. goat cheese
- 1 cup balsamic vinegar (will reduce down to 1/4 cup)
Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C).
Slice down one side of each date so that you can remove the pit (it should remain in one piece). The only dates I could find in my local grocery store were already pitted, so I could skip this step.
Pack each hallow date with goat cheese and then close it back up, and wrap bacon around it. It used between 1/3 to 1/2 a slice of bacon on each date. Slide a wet toothpick through the center to secure the bacon.
Bake in a pan/dish with sides (to catch the grease) for 30-40 minutes. Flip them over after 20 minutes of cooking.
While the dates are in the oven, boil 1 cup of balsamic vinegar. Once it’s boiling, turn the heat down to medium-low and simmer for about 30 minutes. It should be reduced to a syrupy texture.
They were a huge hit at our little holiday get-together. Personally, I couldn’t get enough of them!
Remove the dates from the oven and glaze with the balsamic, then serve.