Preparation time: 10 minutes, Cooking time: 15-20 minutes, Yield: 12 dates
- 12 large dates
- 4-6 tsp. blue cheese, crumbled
- 6 slices of bacon
- 12 toothpicks
Preheat the oven to 375°F on Pure Convection. Grease sheet tray to prevent sticking.
Using a sharp knife, carefully make a lengthwise slit into each date. Spread each date open slightly and carefully remove the pit. Fill each date with about one teaspoon of the blue cheese.
Cut the bacon in half and place on a microwave-safe plate and heat in the microwave for about one minute.
Take one of the dates and wrap it with the bacon half. Insert a toothpick to secure the bacon to the date. Repeat this with the remaining dates and bacon.
Place the wrapped dates onto the prepared sheet pan, filling side up. Place in the oven and bake for 15-20 minutes or until bacon is crisp.
Remove and serve.