Blue Cheese Stuffed Dates with Caramelized Proscuttio


    Blue Cheese Stuffed Dates with Caramelized Prosciutto

    Paired with ArborBrook Sydney Semillon

    These tasty little bites take time to make but are well worth it when you see how fast guests will gobble them up. They are a great starter or as a small dessert. I usually do at least 6 per a person and a few extra for my-self when they come out of the oven warm ~ Angelina

    Dried pitted dates (6 per a person)

    1 cups high end blue cheese or good gorgonzola

    Prosciutto (1 slice does about 6 dates)

     

    Pre heat oven to 400

    To open the dates us scissors to cut open one side, insert them in the bottom of the date in the hole and cut up one side. Cube the cheese to the size that will just fill the inside of the dates. Stuff each date with cheese and pinch closed. Place prosciutto one slice at a time on the cutting board and cut lengthwise, about 6 strips per a slice. Wrap each stuffed date with prosciutto and place on parchment paper.  Bake at 400 on top rack for about  5-10 minutes until the prosciutto crisp up or caramelizes, let set for 5 minutes before serving.

    These can be made ahead of time and reheated before serving, you just want to make sure the prosciutto is crisp.

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