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.
- 12 dried dates, preferably Medjool
- 2 ounces Manchego cheese, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
- 6 slices bacon, cut in half crosswise
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.
Per serving: 1 hors d'oeuvre, 100 calories (25 from fat), 3g total fat, 1g saturated fat, 10mg cholesterol, 135mg sodium, 18g carbohydrates (2g dietary fiber, 16g sugar), 3g protein.
Note: We've provided special diet and nutritional information for educational purposes. But remember - we're cooks, not doctors! You should follow the advice of your health-care provider. And since product formulations change, check product labels for the most recent ingredient information.
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