Monday, May 5, 2014

Bacon Wrapped Dates Stuffed With Blue Cheese

Bacon Wrapped Dates
Stuffed With Blue Cheese

2 tbsp. balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons honey
24 pitted dates
4 oz. crumbled blue cheese
12 slices bacon, cut in halves
24 wooden toothpicks

To make balsamic honey syrup, in a small saucepan over low heat simmer vinegar, and honey for 4 to 5 minutes or until syrupy, stirring frequently.

Preheat broiler.  With a scissors or a small sharp knife, cut dates open on one side.  Stuff each date with about 1 teaspoon blue cheese.  Wrap a piece of bacon around each date and secure with a toothpick.

Place dates on a foil lined lined broiler pan or a rimmed baking sheet.  Place under the broiler about 3 inches from the heat and broil for about 4 minutes.  Turn dates over and broil another 4 minutes more.  Transfer to a serving plate and drizzle with balsamic honey syrup.  Serve warm.    Makes 6 to 8 servings

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