Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Hors d'Oeuvres - Prosciutto-wrapped dates with cheese

3 T whole almonds or slivered almonds
3 T fresh chevre
2 T Gorgonzola dolce or other creamy blue cheese
24 dates, pitted and split to open on one side
4 oz prosciutto, sliced into 3/4" x 3" strips

Preheat oven to 350 F. Place almonds on baking sheet and toast for 10 mins. Let cool, chop coarsely. Blend chevre and Gorgonzola; mix in almonds. Using a teaspoon, fill each date with teaspoon of cheese mixture. Wrap each date in the prosciutto so it just goes around the date once. Cover and refrig. for up to 3 days. To serve: preheat oven to 350 F. Place dates on baking pan and warm in oven until cheese melts slightly and prosciutto starts to crisp, 5-7 mins. Serve immediately.


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