Recipe courtesy of Giada De Laurentiis
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Total:
1 hr 45 min
Active:
45 min
Yield:
12 servings
Level:
Intermediate
Total:
1 hr 45 min
Active:
45 min
Yield:
12 servings
Level:
Intermediate

Ingredients

Crema:
Dates:

Directions

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For the crema: Whisk together the sour cream, mascarpone, lemon zest, lemon juice, basil and salt. Cover, and refrigerate for at least 1 hour to let the flavors marry.

For the dates: Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

Make a small lengthwise slit down the center of each date. Remove the pits and open the dates slightly; make sure they stay intact. Stuff each date with 1 teaspoon of the sausage. Close the dates up and around the sausage¿they won't close completely¿leaving some of the sausage exposed. Wrap each date in a piece of bacon and place on a baking sheet.

Bake for 8 minutes. Flip the dates, and bake until the bacon is crisp, another 8 to 10 minutes. Serve warm, with the crema on the side.

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