Last updated on December 23rd, 2019 at 08:02 am
These prosciutto wrapped dates have only 3 ingredients, take no time to prepare and are incredibly extra. A delicious sweet-salty mix, they’re perfect for parties and snack attacks.
Hi there, this is Caroline from Caroline’s Cooking. I’m excited to be guest posting on Take Two Tapas, which I’ve been a fan of almost as long as I’ve been blogging.
It was the name that first caught my eye – you see I spent some time living in Spain a few years ago and I LOVE tapas.
I’ve shared a few of my favorites on my site, like simple summer Spanish tapas, a Spanish cheese plate and white wine marinated steak with blue cheese.
And of course drinks to go alongside, as I know Jennifer would appreciate, like cava sangria.
Just take me to the Bacon Wrapped Dates Recipe Already!
If you’d rather skip my (very helpful, I think) tips and tricks, essential cooking info, and similar recipe ideas – and get straight to this delicious easy Stuffed Dates recipe – simply scroll to the bottom of the page where you can find the printable recipe card.
I know Take Two Tapas is all about tapas in the broadest sense, and I think these tasty little bites should fit right in. They might not be the prettiest, but these prosciutto wrapped dates are ridiculously simple to make and taste amazing.
I first had bacon wrapped dates a few years ago at someone’s house and was immediately in love. I mean, take two of my favorite things and put them together, they’re either going to be a horrible disappointment or turn out amazing.
Thankfully, it was the latter. This version with prosciutto and cheese inside makes them that teeny bit fancier, but with that same characteristic sweet-salty mix.
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All you need to do is slice the dates lengthwise to take out the stone, fill the middle with cheese then wrap it with a length of prosciutto. Put on a lined baking sheet and bake for around 15 minutes until the prosciutto is crisp and the cheese oozing.
Yes, some might escape, but if you leave them to cool a minute you’ll find the cheese is still attached and so you can press it back in a bit or just nibble it as you eat the rest.
I filled some with goat’s cheese, and others with gorgonzola. I’d say gorgonzola probably works better and oozes less, but will be a little saltier so choose whichever you prefer.
You can skip the cheese altogether, but I do think it’s worth adding if you’re remotely a cheese fan.
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Whatever way you make these, you need to give these prosciutto wrapped dates a try. They’re so easy to make and will disappear from your appetizer table in no time at a party.
Plus they’re pretty great if you’re just feeling like a snack. Not that I have any experience of that one, of course. Enjoy!
Other delicious finger foods
Other tapas to enjoy!
- Tapas Antipasto Board
- Hummus Meze Platter
- Olive Tray
- Roasted Tomato Gazpacho
- Marinated Olives
- Marinated Goat Cheese Balls
- Asian Inspired Tapas Menu
How to make Prosciutto Wrapped Dates
- 6 Medjool dates
- 2 - 3 slices prosciutto
- 2 tbsp approx gorgonzola or goat’s cheese, as you prefer
- Preheat oven to 375F.
- Slice the dates on one side to open them up, remove the stones and any hard stem end.
- Slice each slice of the prosciutto into 2 or 3 long strips. Fill the cavity of each date with around 1tsp cheese then wrap around them with a strip of prosciutto.
- Pace the dates on a lined baking sheet and bake for approx. 15 minutes until the prosciutto is starting to crisp slightly. Leave to cool a minute before serving (don’t forget to press back in or leave attached any cheese that oozed out, you don’t want to lose it!).
*Note - increase or decrease the number of dates etc depending on how many you need.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 117Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 14mgSodium: 436mgCarbohydrates: 18gFiber: 2gSugar: 16gProtein: 6g
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