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Bacon-Wrapped Dates

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Bacon-Wrapped Dates

8 pitted Medjool dates

4 slices of bacon cut in half

2 ounces gorgonzola dolce cheese

¼ cup Marcona almonds, roughly chopped

Toothpicks

 

Heat the oven to 400°F.  Place a roasting rack over a rimmed baking sheet.

 

Mix together the cheese and almonds.  Use a paring knife to cut a slit in the side of the date.  Use your thumbs to open the date slightly.  Stuff each date with about ¾ teaspoon of the cheese mixture.  Pinch the date closed, wrap with a strip of bacon and secure with a toothpick.  Allow to chill for 30 minutes before baking.  Bake for 12-15 minutes or until the bacon is crispy and golden.