Built on the premise that anything wrapped in bacon will make the crowd go wild, this classic appetizer consists of a blue cheese-stuffed date surrounded by a little blanket of bacon and roasted.
Makes 24 dates
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Stuff each date with approximately 1 teaspoon of blue cheese. Close the date and wrap it with ½ slice of bacon.
Place the dates on skewers and roast for 10 minutes or until bacon is crisp. Meanwhile, place balsamic vinegar in a small sauce pot and bring to a boil. Reduce vinegar until syrup consistency (5-10 minutes).
Serve dates with a drizzle of balsamic.
Published on November 08, 2011