May 22, 2013 – These are so yummy! The sweetness of the date and the smokeyness of the bacon makes a great combination.
This recipe came to me from a baby shower I attended. It is a perfect appy for Baja as you can buy fresh dates everywhere! We were also treated to these by Donna & George from California on one of our 28 Day tours in 2013.
Fresh dates – 2 per person? pitted and slit down one side
Soft spreadable Cheese – plain cream cheese or flavoured, goat, blue etc.
Bacon slices or perscuitto – cut to wrap once around date
Slice down one side of date and remove pit . Place a knob of cheese inside and close. Wrap each in meat and place on baking sheet (covered with parchment or foil).
Bake in a 400F oven til bacon is crisp. Turning once. Approximately 20 minutes.
**if using perscuitto watch carefully they don’t burn – but cheese is warmed.
** you could partially cook the bacon before wrapping dates to shorten baking time.