bacon-wrapped dates with parmesan

★★★★★ 10 Reviews
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By Judy Sprague
from Florence, KY

This was recently a big hit at a friends retirement party.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

This is a simply great appetizer.  You can plan on an empty dish wherever you take it!

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★★ 10 Reviews
serves 10-12
method Bake

Ingredients For bacon-wrapped dates with parmesan

  • 12
    strips of bacon, cut in half crosswise
  • 24
    pitted dates
  • 1/4 lb
    Pannigiano-Reggiano cheese, cut into small chunks

How To Make bacon-wrapped dates with parmesan

  • 1
    Cook the bacon in a large skillet over medium heat until it has rendered some fat and begins to turn transulcent; don't let it brown at all. Remove from the pan and drain thoroughly on paper towels.
  • 2
    Make a slit in each date and stuff with a small piece of cheese. Wrap the date in a piece of bacon and secure with a toothpick, if needed. Place the wrapped dates in a baking dish. (At this point you can cover and refrigerate for up to 36 hours or freeze for 1 month, defrost before proceeding)
  • 3
    Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and bake the dates until the bacon is crisp. (10-12 minutes)
  • 4
    Remove from oven, drain the dates on paper towels, and set on platter for serving. Thin shreds of any Parmesan would make an awesome garnish!
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