I was on a pantry clean-out tear recently and came across three pints of pitted dates. I know why I have them. I used them a few months ago to make my favorite cocktail party recipe: Bacon-Wrapped, Chestnut Stuffed Dates.
I’ll give you the recipe, but in exchange Ã¢â‚¬â€ could you help me?
What do I do now with three pints of pitted dates?
Bacon-Wrapped, Chestnut Stuffed Dates
I’m sorry I can’t be more specific on the amounts here, but this is a recipe you just have to play by ear.
Cut the bacon slices into thirds. Crumble the chestnuts into smaller pieces. Using scissors, cut the dates down the middle lengthwise and press on them slightly to flatten them. Using a spoon or your fingers, smear a thin layer of goat cheese inside the date, then press about half a chestnut into it. Pinch the date closed, then wrap it in a bacon-slice third. Place the bacon seam down on a sheet pan.
You may refrigerate these a few hours ahead of the party. Then bake at 400 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes until the bacon is cooked through. You will need to let them cool, them move them to serving platters and pass at your party. I swear, they will be the hit of the night.
Thing is, I don’t have any parties coming up. So what to do about my dates?