PROSCIUTTO WRAPPED DATES
These can be made well in advance and then served at room temperature.
20 large medjool dates
¼ – ½ cup plain or herbed goat cheese
8 oz sliced prosciutto
Slice the top half of each medjool date lengthwise and remove the pit carefully.
Stuff each date with goat cheese ~ ½ – 1 tsp of cheese in each.
Tightly wrap each date with prosciutto.
Serve this way OR
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Place on a parchment lined cookie sheet, with the seam of the prosciutto placed down.
Bake for 10-15 minutes or until prosciutto is crispy and cheese is slightly browned/bubbly. OR you can toss them in a metal pan and put on the grill at your tailgate. Warm until browned.
Serve warm or at room temp, and top with drizzled balsamic vinegar or balsamic reduction.