Ready in 22 minutes
Sweet, smokey and savory!
Preheat oven to 425°F. Using small knife, make small cut in side of each date; remove pit. Insert 1 piece of cheese into each date. Brush bacon slices generously on 1 side with smoked paprika. Wrap each date with 1 piece of bacon, with paprika side against date. Secure bacon with toothpick. Arrange dates on rimmed baking sheet. Roast until bacon is browned on bottom, about 6 minutes. Turn dates; roast until bacon is cooked, about 6 minutes longer. Transfer to plate; cool slightly. Remove toothpicks.
Gobanzaii 3y agoVery nice combo of favors with the blue cheese, paprika and bacon. Even the non-date lovers ate these up as the dates become very neutral. Very good and will definitely make again.
Coachfrias 4y agoYou have to cook the bacon longer, not just 6 minutes per side; and cutting the dates in half will allow for more dates and you still get the FULL flavor-dee-licious! I used hot paprika on some & regular paprika on others, cut the bacon in half before wrapping it around the date, all great!!! Will definitely use this for my next appetizer at a party!
TheKitchenWitch 6y ago[I posted this recipe.]