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Bacon-wrapped Dates Stuffed with Cream Cheese & Almonds

A tasty appetizer for sweet-and-sour fans!

Serves: 4


  • 8 (1 by 1/4-inch) pieces cream cheese
  • 8 pitted dates
  • 8 almonds
  • 8 slices Country Style Bacon *
  • 8 wooden picks

* Available at Valbella Gourmet Foods


Heat the oven to 400 degrees F.

Stuff 1 piece of cheese and 1 almond into each date, then wrap one piece of bacon around each date and secure bacon with a toothpick if desired. Arrange dates, bacon seam down and 1 inch apart in a shallow baking pan.

Bake 5 minutes, then turn dates over with tongs and bake until bacon is crisp, 5 to 6 minutes more. Drain on a paper towel or parchment. Serve immediately.

Recipe courtesy of Emeril Lagasse, Emeril's Food of Love Productions, 2008

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