Bacon-wrapped Stuffed Dates

This is a simple, bite-size hors d’oeuvres that

can be prepared long in advance, refrigerated,

and popped into the oven at a moment’s notice.

2 dozen dates

1 cup of white wine

2 dozen smoked almonds (See recipe on this blog)

12 strips of bacon

Soak dates in the white wine four to six hours

and make an incision large enough to insert an

almond. Cut bacon into half strips and use to

wrap each date. Place on a baking sheet with

the bacon seam-side down. Bake at 350 degrees

until the bacon is crispy/crunchy. Serve warm if