Recipes and Cooking Bacon and Cheese-Stuffed Dates 4.4 (8) These delicious bite-size appetizers are a favorite during the holidays. Prepared in less than 30 minutes, hosts especially like the make-ahead directions. By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on January 1, 2002 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Jason Donnelly Prep Time: 25 mins Bake Time: 5 mins Total Time: 30 mins Servings: 24 Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 2 slices bacon, crisp-cooked, drained, and finely crumbled, or 1/4 cup chopped prosciutto (2 ounces) ¼ cup thinly sliced green onion (2) 2 cloves garlic, minced ½ cup crumbled blue cheese (2 ounces) 1 3 ounce package cream cheese, softened 2 teaspoon Dijon-style mustard ⅛ teaspoon ground black pepper 24 Medjool dates (about 16 ounces unpitted) Directions Preheat oven to 350F. In a medium bowl stir together bacon, green onions, and garlic. Add blue cheese, cream cheese, mustard, and pepper to bacon mixture. Stir to combine. Using a sharp knife, make a lengthwise slit in each date. Spread each date open slightly. Remove pits. Fill each date with a rounded teaspoon of the bacon mixture. Place dates filling sides up on a baking sheet. Bake, uncovered in the preheated oven for 5 to 8 minutes or until heated through. Serve warm. Makes 24 appetizers. Tips Prepare as above, except do not bake the dates. Place stuffed dates in an airtight container, cover, and chill for up to 24 hours. Bake as directed just before serving. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 91 Calories 2g Fat 18g Carbs 2g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 24 Calories 91 % Daily Value * Total Fat 2g 3% Saturated Fat 1g 5% Cholesterol 6mg 2% Sodium 66mg 3% Total Carbohydrate 18g 7% Total Sugars 16g Protein 2g Calcium 30.3mg 2% Iron 0.4mg 2% Potassium 184mg 4% Folate, total 4mcg Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg Vitamin B-6 0.1mg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.