Bacon Wrapped Dates w/ Pumpkin Pie Spice

These are sweet-salty-spiced flavor bombs that’re sure to get your party started right! A hint of pumpkin pie spice gives ‘em that unmistakably Fall feeling.


  • 8 slices thin-cut bacon
  • 16 medjool dates
  • 4 oz goat cheese
  • ¼ cup honey
  • ¼ – ½ tsp pumpkin pie spice (pre-mixed, or use recipe below)
  • Toothpicks
Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • 3 Tbsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 ½ tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 tsp ground cloves
  • 1 tsp ground allspice
  • Pinch fresh-ground black pepper (less than 1/8 tsp)


Bacon Wrapped Dates

  1. Preheat oven to 350°, line a raised-edge sheet pan with parchment paper.
  2. Slice dates lengthwise on one side to create an opening. Remove pits/crowns.
  3. Using a spoon, stuff small amount of goat cheese into each date. Press sides together to close. Cut bacon slices in half; wrap each date with a slice of bacon and secure with a toothpick.
  4. Arrange evenly on prepared sheet pan, bake for 10 minutes. Remove from oven and, holding toothpicks, turn each date so it’s lying on another side. Bake another 5-8 minutes and repeat, turning dates so each side of the bacon gets crispy.
  5. While dates cook, combine honey and pumpkin pie spice in a small bowl.
  6. Remove dates from oven and place on paper-towel-lined plate to drain. After 3-5 minutes, move dates to serving plate and drizzle with spiced honey. Serve immediately.

Pumpkin Pie Spice

  1. In a small bowl, whisk everything together evenly, making sure to break up any clumps of ground ginger.
  2. Pour into a small, well-sealing jar.