Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Delicious Hors d' Overs

My Bro-in-law made these on New Years Eve. I watched as everyone bit into them and their faces instantly looked like Simon's face did when Susan Boyle began to sing. When I began to hear orgasmic moaning, I decided to try them.
Wish I had taken a picture.
Here is the recipe:


24 pecan halves
24 large pitted dates
a clump of Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
a 4 oz, pack of sliced prosciutto
Freshly ground black pepper

What you do:
Heat oven to 350*. Place pecans on a baking sheet and bake 8-10 minutes, or until lightly toasted and fragrant. Cool. Raise oven temp to 450*.

Make a slit along along each date. Cut the cheese into slivers. Stuff a pecan half and a sliver of cheese into each date.
Quarter prosciutto slices lengthwise. Wrap each date with a strip of prosciutto.

Place dates on baking sheet; Bake 6 minutes or until prosciutto is crisp and cheese softens.
Finish with a grind of fresh pepper. Serve warm.

Dear God!!! Do they have to make recipes sound so difficult? NO WONDER I don't cook so much. I watched him make them and here is the simple instruction.

Toast some pecans halves stick them into a date along with some really hard cheese. Wrap them up with that skinny Italian ham substance. Bake them until they smell so good that you can't stand it any more. Take em out and stuff them in your face. Try to save some for other people.
Or don't.


mbkatc230 said...

These do sound wonderful! But I like your version of the recipe better, I could probably manage that. Thanks for the tip! Kathy

Lori E said...

I made a similar appetizer. This one sounds much nicer with the prosciutto and cheese. Mine was just an almond inside the date with regular bacon. The poor cousin.
I will try your version for sure.

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

I like the simple version better myself.

xinex said...

Sounds so yummy!...Christine

WhisperingWriter said...

I prefer the simple version ;)

The French Bear said...

Delicious! Now that the bathroom is finished, maybe I can treat the hubby to some snacks!!!!
Margaret B

The Muse said...

"Dear God!!! Do they have to make recipes sound so difficult? NO WONDER I don't cook so much"

Just replace mine with...
I don't cook at all!

Looks good though!

My Crafty Little Page said...

So in the simple version you do not cut the cheese!?/?! Haha...they sound delicious. :)

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