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Bacon Wrapped Dates with Balsamic

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. bacon cut in half
  • dates pitted
  • blue cheese I used Cambozola which is a blue and triple creme cheese mixed
  • whole almonds
  • arugula or mint leaves optional
  • balsamic glaze or balsamic vinegar

Instructions

  1. Slit the date on one side and remove pit. Take a small amount of blue cheese and put into the center of each date. Press a date into the cheese and wrap with 1/2 slice of bacon and secure with toothpick. Arrange the dates on a baking sheet and bake at 350° until the bacon has browned. Remove from over and either eat as is or put on an arugular leaf, drizzle with some balsamic or balsamic glaze and serve.
  2. When I made the balsamic glaze I just reduced down a little of the balsamic vinegar and added in a little honey or you could simply buy balsamic glaze or reduce just the vinegar down by half to make a glaze.
  3. Enjoy!