Natalie found this one in one of her Taste of Home annual which always has great recipes. This appetizer departs from the usual party fare and is a nice change.
- 12 bacon Strips
- 36 Pitted Dates
- 2/3 Cup Crumbled Blue Cheese
- Cut each bacon strip into thirds. In a large skillet, cook the bacon in batches over medium heat until partially cooked but not crisp. (You can also cook the bacon in the microwave.) Drain on paper towels and keep warm.
- Carefully slit each date lengthwise, about halfway through. Fill each date with blue cheese and wrap a piece of bacon around each of the stuffed dates. Secure the bacon with a wooden toothpick.
- Place the date on a ungreased cookie sheet and bake at 375 F for about 10-12 minutes until the bacon is crisp.
You can make this with frozen pre-cooked bacon also. The cooking time will be a bit less, just bake until the bacon is crisp.