Bacon-Wrapped Dates stuffed with Manchego 11-Dec-2016
A friend introduced me to these, and they are spectacular as you might imagine.
Not dairy-free with cheese.
- 4 ounces manchego cheese, cut into 24 small cubes
- 24 dried pitted dates
- 8 slices bacon, cut into thirds
- 24 wooden toothpicks
Heat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
Stuff 1 piece manchego cheese into each date and then wrap with 1 piece bacon, securing with a toothpick.
Arrange dates in a shallow baking dish with the bacon seam down and 1 inch between pieces.
Bake in preheated oven for 5 minutes, turn dates with tongs, and continue baking until bacon is crisp, 5 to 6 minutes more.
Drain on a plate lined with paper towels.
- Prep time: 10 minutes
- Cooking time: 10 minutes