bacon-wrapped gruyere-stuffed dates with dijon glaze
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Serves: 24 dates
  • 24 dates, pitted {mejdool are the best!}
  • 3 ounces Gruyere cheese, cut into ½ inch batons
  • 7 slices of center cut bacon, each slice cut into thirds {they should be about 3 inches long - adjust accordingly if your center cut bacon is shorter!}
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon stone ground dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon honey mustard
  1. preheat the oven to 450º
  2. lay foil down on a rimmed baking sheet, fit a wire rack above it
  3. stuff each date with the gruyere then wrap in one of the bacon pieces. secure with a toothpick.
  4. place the wrapped date onto the wire rack. continue process for all 24 dates.
  5. bake for 10 minutes
  6. meanwhile, whisk the mustards + maple syrup together to create dijon glaze.
  7. after 10 minutes, baste the bacon-wrapped dates with the glaze
  8. bake for another 5 minutes, keeping an eye on the bacon until crisp!
  9. let the dates cool for a minimum of 5 minutes before enjoying - the cheese is H O T !
Recipe by kelly's ambitious kitchen. at