Bacon-Wrapped Dates Stuffed with Ricotta for #SundaySupper


The first Valentine’s Day I spent with Jason, he gave me a very generous Starbucks gift card {if you knew Jason at that time, then you would have known his dislike for Starbucks, and so the fact that he personally went IN to an establishment was when I knew he really loved me} and took me to a nice, romantical, it’s a word, dinner. The trouble with a fancy Valentine dinner out, is that you get the only time the restaurant has available, at 5:00, which takes away from the moment, right?

Since that first Valentine’s Day together, we have kept it low-key. One year we made fondue and rented a movie. Several years in a row, we shared wings at The Press Box, and attended a Tampa Bay Lightning Game. I have extremely high expectations from my guy, huh?

This year, instead of going out or making a huge lovely meal, I am opting for several tapa style plates. I have recently discovered dates {after completing the Whole 30}, and initially thought that dates were for old people, but I have now used them in several recipes over the month, and like how they can naturally sweeten up any dish in lieu of sugar.


I found this recipe, and decided that while it was okay, I didn’t want an almond or block of cheese in my date. I still loved the cheese component, however and opted to use ricotta; melty smooth ricotta, ya’ll. I could eat ricotta with just a spoon! And then of course wrapped this ricotta stuffed date with bacon…because, BACON. 

This would be a great plate to bring to any party, dinner for two, or a girls night in if you’re celebrating with friends, over drinks. Mmmm, drinks and bacon wrapped dates, with ricotta.


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  1. says

    You know, I’ve never used dates in an appetizer. I have used dried figs that were stuffed with pistachios in a similar recipe but these look just as good. I could also imagine the salty bacon balances out the sweetness of the dates. Looks delicious!
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    • says

      No, I’ve never even heard of data molasses, but now I’ll have to look for it! I’m all for sweetener alternatives! Thanks


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