8 pitted Medjool dates
4 slices of bacon cut in half
2 ounces gorgonzola dolce cheese
¼ cup Marcona almonds, roughly chopped
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.