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
- 24 Dates, opened and pit removed
- ½ cup Great Hill Blue Cheese
- 12 Applewood smoked bacon slices
- ½ cup balsamic vinegar
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.
Printed from Oprah.com on Saturday, March 8, 2014
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