Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 8 oz package dried pitted dates

  2. 1/2 cup almonds

  3. 1 tbsp. confectioner's( powdered) sugar

  4. 1 tsp. water

  5. 2 tbsp. crumbled gorgonzola cheese

  6. 6 oz. proscioutto, or Canadian bacon

  7. salt for seasoning (to taste)

  8. olive oil for drizzling

  9. For sugar syrup:

  10. 2/3 cup water

  11. 1/3 cup granulated sugar

  12. 2 tbsp. rose water (can be purchased in Middle Eastern markets)

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. In a food processor combine almonds, confectioner's sugar, 1 tsp. water, and Gorgonzola cheese. Process until nuts are finely minced and the mixture looks like a paste. Set aside.

  2. With a knife, cut the dates opened lengthwise(don't cut all the way through).

  3. Using a teaspoon, stuff the dates with the nut and cheese mixture. Set aside.

  4. Make sugar syrup:

  5. Combine 2/3 cup sugar with 1/3 cup water in a small saucepan. Stir over the medium heat until sugar dissolves. Cook and stir for another 7 minutes. Turn off the heat and stir in rose water. Let cool slightly.

  6. Cut proscioutto in thin strips lengthwise, then cut each strip in half.

  7. Dip stuffed dates, one at a time, in a sugar syrup, then wrap a strip of proscioutto around them.

  8. Place dates on a lightly greased cookie sheet. Sprinkle lightly with salt and drizzle with olive oil.

  9. Bake at 350F oven for 8 min, or until proscioutto is LIGHTLY browned.

  10. Serve warm or cold as appetizer, or finger food.


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