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Cheesy Bacon Wrapped Dates

Cheesy Bacon Wrapped Dates

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45 Min
12
Servings
7
ingredients

Cheesy Bacon Wrapped Dates are a perfect party appetizer for the holiday season. Seared Queso Fresco Cheese from V&V Supremo® adds new twist to this classic. ¡Buen apetito!

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Ingredients

5 Steps to complete

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 425°F. Slice Queso Fresco and Chihuahua® Cheese into 12 chunks that are ¼-inch thick and 2-inches long or slightly larger than the dates.
  • 2
    Preheat a nonstick griddle or comal for 2 minutes over medium heat. Sear Queso Fresco Cheese for 30 seconds to 1 minute on each side or until golden.
  • 3
    Sandwich seared Queso Fresco Cheese chunks in between 2 date halves, wrap each with 1 piece of bacon, and use a toothpick to secure bacon in place. Transfer bacon wrapped dates to sheet tray lined with parchment paper. For best results, wrap and refrigerate or place in freezer for 15 minutes; or up to a day in advance.
  • 4
    Bake for 8 to 10 minutes, remove from oven, and flip dates for even cooking. Bake for an additional 5 to 7 minutes or until bacon is crisp. Remove from oven and allow dates to cool for several minutes. Preheat broiler to 550°F or high heat.
  • 5
    Top each date with 1 slice of Chihuahua® Cheese, return to oven, and broil for 1 to 2 minutes or until cheese is melted and lightly browned. Transfer Cheesy Bacon Wrapped Dates to serving plate or platter and enjoy!
Preheat oven to 425°F. Slice Queso Fresco and Chihuahua® Cheese into 12 chunks that are ¼-inch thick and 2-inches long or slightly larger than the dates. ; Preheat a nonstick griddle or comal for 2 minutes over medium heat. Sear Queso Fresco Cheese for 30 seconds to 1 minute on each side or until golden. ; Sandwich seared Queso Fresco Cheese chunks in between 2 date halves, wrap each with 1 piece of bacon, and use a toothpick to secure bacon in place. Transfer bacon wrapped dates to sheet tray lined with parchment paper. For best results, wrap and refrigerate or place in freezer for 15 minutes; or up to a day in advance. ; Bake for 8 to 10 minutes, remove from oven, and flip dates for even cooking. Bake for an additional 5 to 7 minutes or until bacon is crisp. Remove from oven and allow dates to cool for several minutes. Preheat broiler to 550°F or high heat.; Top each date with 1 slice of Chihuahua® Cheese, return to oven, and broil for 1 to 2 minutes or until cheese is melted and lightly browned. Transfer Cheesy Bacon Wrapped Dates to serving plate or platter and enjoy!

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