Bacon Wrapped Sputnik Medjool Dates with Feta Cheese

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Bacon Wrapped Sputnik Medjool Dates with Feta Cheese
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I'm always coming up with new muse appetizers to serve during my zero-to-hero BBQ 101 class which I teach in my backyard a couple of Saturdays every month. I want to give my students easy and tasty appetizers ideas to take home after class. That way my students could serve bite-sized morsels to their guests before the main barbecue meats are ready. You want to be a gracious host when you entertain and keep the appetizers and beverages flowing throughout your party. I like to keep my muse dishes to 3-4 ingredients so it's simple for my students to recreate them. One popular appetizer that looks like a Russian Sputnik satellite is my Bacon Wrapped Medjool Dates with Feta Cheese. You can use Feta or you can use regular Philadelphia cream cheese.
Recipe type: Appetizer
Cuisine: American Fusion
Serves: 6
  • 1 lb package pitted Medjool dates
  • 4 oz Feta or Cream Cheese
  • 1 lb bacon (thin is better)
  • SYD All Purpose rub

  1. Open the split dates and stuff the cavity with Feta or cream cheese

  2. Wrap with thin bacon and secure with toothpick. Dust with some SYD rub.

  3. Cook in 400F smoker (indirect) or in oven until bacon is crispy (10-20 minutes).
  4. Serve with your favorite BBQ sauce