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Bacon Wrapped Dates
with Goat's Cheese

Sometimes, for all my determination to come up with something new and original for the dinners I prepare, it is the old "classics" that get the best reaction. That is definitely true of this simple but always popular appetizer. The crunch of the bacon, the savory note of sage, the sweetness of the dates and the creamy tang of goat's cheese, make this the most addictive of canapes.

Bacon Wrapped Dates by Simon Majumdar

Bacon Wrapped Dates with Goat's Cheese Recipe

(Makes about 20)


  • 20 Pitted Medjoul Dates

  • 20 Sage Leaves

  • 1 Log Soft Goat Cheese

  • 10 Rashers Smoked Bacon

  • Ground Black Pepper

  • 20 Tooth Picks


  1. Make a cut in each date.

  2. Place goat cheese in a bowl and whip gently to soften.

  3. Add a pinch of black pepper to the goat cheese and combine.

  4. Add ½ teaspoon of goat cheese into the middle of each date.

  5. Wrap each date in a single sage leaf.

  6. Cut the back rashers on half.

  7. Wrap each date in a half rasher of bacon and secure with a toothpick.

  8. Place the dates on a baking tray lined with parchment paper.

  9. Bake at 300 degrees Fahrenheit until the bacon is crisp and golden.

  10. Serve while warm.

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