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Bacon-Wrapped & Stuffed Dates

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Bacon Wrapped Spiced Dates with Goat’s Cheese

Crisp and salty bacon, creamy and slightly sour goat’s cheese and sweet spiced dates come together to form a mouthwatering, irresistible canapé. Take our advice and double or triple this recipe.

Ingredients

½ Cup Red wine vinegar 
½ Cup Orange juice
1 Tbsp Sugar
¼ tsp Allspice, ground
¼ tsp Cloves, ground
¼ tsp Black peppercorns, whole
¼ tsp Ginger, ground
24 Dates, pitted
12 Bacon, thinly sliced, cut in half crosswise
140 g Goat's cheese, cut into rounds

Cooking Instructions

    1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
    2. Bring vinegar, orange juice, sugar and spices to a boil in a small pot. Add dates and simmer for 10-12 minutes, until soft but not mushy.
    3. Roll goat’s cheese rounds into ovals slightly smaller than the dates. Place in the freezer to harden.
    4. Cool the dates. Slice down the side and gently pry open, remove the pit and insert cheese into the cavity.
    5. Wrap each date with half a piece of bacon, and secure with a toothpick.
    6. Bake on a parchment lined baking sheet for 15-20 minutes until crispy and golden, turn halfway through.
    7. Pierce each with a toothpick and serve warm or at room temperature.

 


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