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12-30-2008, 06:58 PM #1
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Bacon-Wrapped Chestnut-Stuffed Dates
MAKES TWO DOZEN
24 large dried dates, such as Medjool, pitted
12 jarred roasted chestnuts, halved
1/3 cup ricotta cheese
12 slices bacon, halved crosswise
1. Preheat the oven to 500° and line a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. Stuff each date with a chestnut half and place on the baking sheet.
2. Snip off the corner of a plastic sandwich bag, creating a 1/4-inch opening; fill with the ricotta cheese. Pipe it into each date until just full.
3. Lay the bacon slices on a work surface. Place a prepared date on each slice, roll up the bacon to wrap the date and secure with a toothpick. Arrange the wrapped dates, stuffed sides up, on the baking sheet about 1 inch apart. Bake until the bacon is golden and crisp, 15 to 20 minutes. Transfer to paper towels to drain; let cool slightly before serving.