Just a quick post with a recipe that my mom made while I was in Portland for Christmas. These are a delicious snack and a great hors d’oeuvre for a party. (Alert: Those attending our next party will be served these) And, I’m not gonna lie, I made them for breakfast the other day.
The best thing about these: you barely need to have any cooking skills to make them. As long as you know how to use a knife and an oven, you’re golden.
Prosciutto-Wrapped Dates Stuffed with Parmesan + Pecan
Adapted slightly from Kimberly’s Cuisine
12 slices prosciutto
fresh block of parmesan cheese
freshly ground black pepper
Preheat oven to 350°. Place the pecans on a baking sheet and roast until the pecan halves are lightly toasted and fragrant. Let cool.
Raise the temperature to 425°.
Make a slit lengthwise along the date. If there is a pit, remove it.
Cut the parmesan into thin, 1 inch slivers.
Stuff a parmesan sliver and a pecan into each date.
Slice the prosciutto into strips and wrap one around each stuffed date. Place the dates on a baking sheet and bake until the prosciutto begins to crisp and the parmesan melts. Transfer dates to a serving dish and top with freshly ground black pepper.
I like these served warm. 🙂