Passion for Pork

Bacon Day #3 Winner – Bacon Wrapped Dates

Sharman - Thursday, August 29, 2013

Time to announce our next winner headed to Lux’s 4th Annual Bacon Day Dinner on Saturday August 31. This simple bacon appetizer is a Spanish-inspired recipe from Michael. With only three ingredients I whipped this sweet and savoury treat up in 15 minutes using Irving Farms fabulous dry-cured side bacon.

Congrats to Michael who will be joining me for a three-course family-style dinner on Saturday. The chefs at Lux would love to see this year’s Bacon Day Dinner sell out and raise as much money as possible for YESS; if you are in town buy yourself a ticket and join me for what is sure to be a fine-swine dinner. Tickets still available at


Bacon Wrapped Dates


16 pitted dates

8 pieces of Irving Farms Bacon, cut in half

8 tsp goat cheese



  1. Preheat over to 400 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper
  2. Place ½ tsp of goat cheese in the date; it is ok to have some of the cheese showing.
  3. Wrap each date with half a bacon slice and lay the overlapping bacon end side down on the baking sheet.
  4. Bake for 5 minutes, flip over and bake for 5 minutes more. Remove from oven allowing to cool slightly as cheese will be very hot. Best served warm – enjoy!