Manchego and almond-stuffed dates

Manchego and almond-stuffed dates

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THESE BITE-SIZE APPETIZERS are the perfect combination of sweet and savory, meaning you’ll be craving them constantly. Notice the small portions of the higher-calorie foods—it’s just enough to get the terrific flavor without going overboard on calories.

Recipe and photo by Lisa Lotts of Garlic and Zest.

MAKES 20 SERVINGS
Prep Time:
10min
Cook Time:
8min
Ingredients
10 dried dates
1/4″ thick slice manchego cheese, cut into twenty 1/2″-pieces
20 almonds
5 thin slices prosciutto, sliced lengthwise into 4 thin strips about 1/2″ wide
How to make it

1. Preheat oven to 375°. Lightly spray a baking sheet with vegetable spray.

2. Slice the dates in half lengthwise, and discard the pit. Stuff each date with a piece of cheese and an almond.

3. Wrap prosciutto around the date crosswise a few times, and place on the baking sheet. Repeat for the rest of the dates.

4. Bake for 8 minutes. Remove from the oven, and transfer to a serving dish.