Chevre-Stuffed Dates and Figs with Pecans

Chevre-Dates-Figs-Recipe

Delicious Appetizer for Holiday Gatherings

Recipe from Private Chef Robin Goldstein from her new cookbook, Simply Delicious Wine Country Recipes courtesy of The California Wine Club.

These easy to make appetizers are delicious with or without bacon. Warm them in the oven for a few minutes and serve.

Ingredients

  • 12 medjool dates (or any large date), pitted
  • 12 large mission figs, split
  • 1 small log fresh chèvre (goat cheese)
  • 24 pecan halves
  • 12 strips bacon, cut in half crosswise

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. Using a pecan half, push a small chunk of chèvre or goat cheese into dates and figs, leaving pecan half in place (do not overfill or you'll end up with a messy oven).
  3. Wrap each date and fig in a half slice of bacon and secure with a toothpick; place in a foil-lined baking pan and bake for 20 to 30 minutes, or until bacon is fully crisp.
  4. Remove from oven, transfer to a plate and serve after cooling for a few minutes.

Wines to Pair: Sparkling wine pairs well and enhances the flavors of this delicious appetizer. Find our recommendations here.

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