It’s a Date!

And then God said, all food should be wrapped in bacon.

wine date

Having a few versatile recipes in your arsenal is an important life skill, amiright?  Something that is easy enough to put together but impressive enough for guests.  I just discovered my newest crowd pleasers after a recent trip to Vine & Tap and they are glorious.  Gorgonzola Stuffed Dateswrapped. in. bacon.  I knew instantly that I would need to recreate these little bites of heaven as soon as possible.

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Shopping List

Dates [whole & pitted]

Bacon [1/2 strip per date]

Gorgonzola Crumbles [goat cheese is nice too]

brown sugar & balsamic vinegar [optional]

Ingredients

Cut a small sliver in each date and stuff with gorgonzola crumbles.  For a little added sweetness, sprinkle the strips of bacon with a little brown sugar – totally optional.  Wrap each date with bacon, brown sugar side in.

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Place each wrapped date one inch apart on a baking rack, with a lined cookie sheet underneath.  Bake at 375°F for about 20-30 minutes or until bacon is cooked and crisp. Let cool, drizzle with balsamic vinegar – also totally optional – and enjoy!

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Looking for a post-shopping afternoon snack or a place to gather the girls to celebrate an engagement?  I highly recommend Vine & Tap.  Their wine flights are on point and charcuterie board is de-vine.  Perfectly decorated, the space is cozy, quaint and a wino’s paradise.

xo Bree

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