Stuffed Dates Wrapped with Bacon

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Makes 24


Ingredients:

  • 8 Slices bacon
  • 2 Tbsp. Sliced spring onion
  • ½ cup of crumbled blue cheese
  • 2 Tbsp. Reduced-fat cream cheese
  • Pinch of ground black pepper
  • 24 Californian Medjool Dates

 


Method:

  1. Microwave the bacon slices on high for about 2 minutes to lightly cook.
  2. Remove from microwave and cut into thirds.
  3. Preheat oven to 200°C. Line a baking tray with baking paper or coat with non- stick spray.
  4. In a medium bowl combine the green onions, blue cheese, cream cheese and pepper.
  5. Using a sharp knife, make a lengthwise slit in each date.
  6. Spread each date open slightly. Remove pits.
  7. Fill each date with a rounded teaspoon of the cheese mixture.
  8. Wrap a one-third piece of bacon around each date and place on the prepared baking sheet with the filling side up.
  9. Bake uncovered for about 5-8 minutes or until the bacon is cooked.
  10. Remove from the oven and serve warm. Garnish as desired.