Reader recipe Canadian Parmesan-Stuffed Dates Wrapped with Bacon
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Canadian Parmesan-Stuffed Dates Wrapped with Bacon

I love to entertain and especially enjoy offering unique and tasty appetizers. These have an intense flavour and are always popular. The components can be made ahead and just pop them in the oven as your guests arrive.

By Terry Berngards

Source: Terry Berngards

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  • Prep time 30 minutes
  • Cook time 8 - 10 minutes
  • Portion size 6 (3 dates each)

Ingredients

  • 18 18pitted datedates
  • 18 sticks 18sticksParmesan cheese, 1 inch x 1/4 inch
  • 6 slices 6slicesbacon, cut crosswise in thirds
  • 18 18wooden cocktail toothpicks
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Preparation

Preheat oven to 450; put rack in middle position. Line a shallow baking pan with foil. Slice each date thinly lengthwise. Stuff each with one Canadian Parmesan stick. Wrap with one piece of bacon and secure tightly with wooden pick. Arrange dates 1" apart on prepared baking pan. Bake for 5 minutes, then turn with tongs and bake 3 to 5 minutes more, or until the bacon is as crisp as you would like. Drain the dates on paper towel. Serve immediately as these are best when warm.

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