An engaging addition to any appetizer tray, these stuffed dates wrapped in bacon are as easy as they are delicious!
INGREDIENTS (for 2 servings):
- 20 pitted dates
- 1/4 cup goat cheese
- 20 ounces pecans
- 10 slices bacon, cut in half
- 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
- 1 tablespoon white sugar
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
Slice open the dates, and stuff each with about 1/2 teaspoon goat cheese. Top each date with a pecan, using the goat cheese to hold the pecans in place. Wrap each date with 1/2 slice bacon.
Arrange the wrapped dates on a baking sheet. Bake 15 to 20 minutes in the preheated oven, until the bacon is crisp and evenly brown.
In a saucepan over medium heat, mix the balsamic vinegar and sugar until thickened. Pour over the dates to serve.