Bacon Wrapped Dates with Almonds
24 large moist dates, such as medjool
12 not-too-thick slices of bacon
2 oz. softened goat cheese
24 whole toasted unsalted almonds
Move oven rack to upper third of oven and preheat oven to 500°.
Pit dates, tearing them open as little as possible. Set dates aside.
Halve the 12 slices of bacon crosswise.
the goat cheese into a pastry bag fitted with a round, plain ¼" tip.
Stuff cavity of each date with 1 almond.
Pipe goat cheese into the opening of each stuffed date.
Wrap 1 half-piece of bacon around width of each date and put dates, seam side down, on a baking sheet, at least ½" apart.
Bake until bacon is golden and crisp, 6-8 minutes.
Set aside to cool briefly before serving.
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These are delicious..perfect for a party - Helena Hession