PROSCIUTTO WRAPPED PARMESAN PECAN DATES
(from Prosciutto Recipes)
24 Pecan Halves
24 Large pitted dates
4 ounces Prosciutto, sliced thin
Freshly ground black pepper
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Place the pecan halves on a baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes or until the pecans are lightly toasted and very fragrant. Cool.
Raise the temperature in the oven to 425 degrees.
Make a slit along the top of each date.
Cut the parmesan cheese into thin slivers.
Stuff a parmesan sliver and a pecan into each date.
Quarter each slice of prosciutto into 4 long slices. Wrap each date with a strip of the prosciutto.
Place the dates on a baking sheet and bake for 5-6 minutes until the prosciutto is crisp and the Parmesan softens.
Transfer dates to a plate and finish them with a fresh grind of black pepper. Serve warm or at room temperature.