Almond Stuffed Hot Dates
Makes 24 pieces
Try this tasty tapas recipe with Tapeña Tempranillo.
24 pitted large medjool dates
12 slices bacon cut crosswise (about 12 ounces)
24 whole toasted almonds
Fresh pepper to taste
1) Heat oven to 500 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with foil
2) Stuff each date with an almond. Wrap each date with one of the halves of bacon and secure with a toothpick
3) Put on a baking sheet seam side down. Sprinkle with ground fresh pepper to taste
4) Bake until the bacon is crisp, about 6 minutes. Serve immediately
If you a feeling creative and have the time: Add goat cheese into each date before adding the almond. Put about 2 ounces of soft goat cheese into a large tipped pastry bag and pipe enough cheese to fill the dates cavity halfway. Finish stuffing the date with an almond . Continue with the rest of the steps.