Blue Cheese and Pecan Stuffed Dates

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“Per Whole Foods' website, "To ease the party rush, make the filling for these dates a few days in advance, keeping in mind that the flavor will get stronger over time. For a vegetarian version omit the bacon and sauté the onions in olive oil instead of the bacon grease."”
READY IN:
30mins
SERVES:
12
YIELD:
24 appetizers
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Cook bacon in a large skillet over medium heat until crisp. Transfer to drain on paper towels, reserving 1/2 teaspoon bacon grease in skillet.
  2. Add onion and cook over medium heat until softened, 3 to 4 minutes. Add orange juice and cook, scraping up any browned bits, until liquid is evaporated, 1 to 2 minutes more.
  3. Transfer onion to a medium bowl and let cool.
  4. Crumble bacon into the onions. Add cheeses and half of the pecans. Stir well to combine.
  5. Stuff each date with a heaping teaspoon of the mixture and top with remaining pecans.

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