Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Bacon Wrapped, Stuffed Blue Cheese Dates

I know, it sounds delicious...and looks good, too!  I just got done preparing these for tomorrow evening.  All I have to do it place them in the oven to cook! 

I took this recipe from  My friends have made this recipe before and it was heavenly. 

Here is the recipe:

1 pound sliced bacon, cut in half
1 pound pitted dates
4 ounces blue cheese

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).               

Slice dates in half, and open them up. Pinch off pieces of blue cheese, and firmly place them into the center of the dates. Close the halves of the dates, and wrap a half-slice of bacon around the outside. Secure each one with a toothpick. Arrange in a baking dish or on a baking sheet with sides to catch any grease.               

Bake for 30 to 40 minutes in the preheated oven, or until the bacon is crisp. Turn dates over after the first 20 minutes for even cooking.

As I said earlier, you can make these up a day ahead and place them uncooked in the refrigerator.  I will pop these in the oven a few minutes before our company arrives tomorrow night!               

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