Warm Dates with Blue Cheese and Prosciutto

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 30 min
  • Active: 20 min
  • Yield: 6 servings
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Ingredients

24 large dried Medjool dates with pits (14 ounces)

6 ounces sharp blue cheese, such as Bleu d'Auvergne 

1/4 pound thinly sliced prosciutto (8 to 10 large slices) 

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. With a small paring knife, slit each date lengthwise and spread open just enough to remove the pit while leaving the date intact. Fill the cavity of each date with a small piece of blue cheese and fold the date over the cheese, pressing it back into its original shape.
  3. Cut a strip of prosciutto as wide as each date is long and wrap it around twice, enclosing the date almost completely. Place the dates on a sheet pan and bake for about 8 minutes, until the prosciutto is browned and the cheese starts to melt.
  4. Cool slightly and serve warm.

Cook’s Note

Look for dried Medjool dates in the produce section of your grocery store; they will be the freshest.