Bacon Manchego Dates

Bacon Manchego Dates

Makes 1 dozen
Sweet, salty and impressive on the plate, these Spanish-inspired stuffed dates are a cinch to prepare. They're most delicious when very hot, so try to get them to your guests as soon after they come out of the oven as possible.
Ingredients: 
  • 12 dried dates , preferably Medjool
  • 2 ounces Manchego cheese , cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 6 slices thin or medium thickness bacon , cut in half crosswise
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Method: 
Preheat the broiler. Make a slit in the side of each date and remove the pit. Place a piece of cheese in the cavity of each date and wrap each date with a piece of bacon.

Arrange dates on a baking sheet and broil for 4 to 6 minutes. Turn dates and broil until bacon is crisp and cooked through, about 4 minutes more. Serve immediately.
Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving: Serving size: 1 hors d'oeuvre, 110 calories (35 from fat), 3.5g total fat, 2g saturated fat, 10mg cholesterol, 270mg sodium, 18g carbohydrates, (2 g dietary fiber, .16g sugar), 5g protein.
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