Sweet, salty and utterly divine, these sticky-sweet dates stuffed with cream cheese and bacon are the perfect appetizer for...well, any occasion!
What You Need
Original recipe yields 15 servings
4 oz. (1/2 of 8-oz. pkg.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, cubed
6 slices OSCAR MAYER Fully Cooked Bacon, finely chopped
30 large pitted dates
30 PLANTERS Pecan Halves, toasted
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Let's Make It
Place cream cheese and bacon in microwaveable bowl. Microwave on HIGH 15 to 20 sec. or until cream cheese is softened. Stir until well blended.
Cut each date lengthwise in half, being careful to not cut through to opposite side of each date; pinch ends to open slightly. Fill evenly with cream cheese mixture.
Top each with pecan half.
How to Toast Nuts
Toasting nuts adds crunch and intensifies their flavor. To toast nuts in the oven, spread nuts in single layer in shallow baking pan. Bake at 350°F for 8 to 10 min. or until golden brown, stirring occasionally. To toast nuts on the stovetop, place nuts in ungreased skillet. Cook on medium heat until golden brown, stirring frequently. To toast nuts in the microwave, place up to 1 cup of nuts in a microwaveable shallow dish. Microwave on HIGH until fragrant and crisp, stirring every 30 sec.
These stuffed dates make a great addition to a fruit and cheese plattter.
Instead of stuffing the dates yourself, let your guests stuff them! Spoon the prepared spread into a serving bowl. Then prepare the date "shells," place on serving plate and let your guests stuff the dates themselves. Or for added color, spoon the prepared spread into hollowed-out bell pepper shells instead of the serving bowl.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g
Saturated Fat 2g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 13g
Dietary Fibers 2g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
15 servings, 2 filled dates per serving
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.