Hot Italian Dates
  • Cooking Time: 12
  • 18 pitted medjool dates, split
  • 1 Tbs olive oil
  • 6-oz of gorgonzola cheese
  • 1 cup seasoned breadcrumbs
  • 1 cup freshly grated parm cheese
  • 1/2 pound of Italian Ham, sliced thin( May use less, especially if the dates are small.)
  1. Oven set at 375. Coat each date with a little bit of the olive oil. Gently open each date without splitting.Set aside. In a medium bowl combine 1 cup of the breadcrumbs with 1 cup of the freshly grated parm cheese. Mix well and set aside.
  2. Place 1-1-1/2 tsp of the gorgonzola cheese in the center of the date.
  3. Press back together and roll the stuffed date in the breadcrumb mixture then place the crumb coated date onto a piece of ham roll to seal and place on a parchment lined baking sheet.
  4. Bake for about 10-12 minutes.
  5. If you notice that the dates have not grabbed much breadcrumbs, line the ham slice with 1 Tbs of the breadcrumb mixture before wrapping up the date.