Bacon Wrapped Dates Recipe

Bacon Wrapped Dates

Serves 4-8
This classic hors d’oeuvre is perfect for a 60’s cocktail party or a picnic at the zoo.


  • 4 slices Metropolitan Market bacon
  • 8 dates
  • 2 -3 oz blue cheese (optional)


  1. Soak 8 small wooden skewers in water for 1 hour. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Pre-cook the bacon: Cut 4 slices of Metropolitan Market bacon in half, crosswise. Place on a microwave-safe plate. Microcook on HIGH for 1 to 2 minutes to pre-cook.
  3. If using cheese, cut a slit in each date, and put in about 1 tsp of blue cheese. Close the date. Wrap one piece of bacon around each date. Secure each with a skewer.
  4. Place on a foil or parchment-lined baking sheet. Return to oven for 8 to 10 minutes or until bacon is browned. Serve warm.

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