Bacon-wrapped Dates Stuffed with Cream Cheese & Almonds
A tasty appetizer for sweet-and-sour fans!
- 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