Ricotta-Filled Dates Recipe

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Step 1: Preheat the oven to 450°F.

Step 2: Cut the dates in half and use a teaspoon to place a dollop of ricotta in each half.

Step 3: Wrap each half-date in a half-slice of prosciutto and place them in a baking pan. Drizzle with extra-virgin olive oil and dust with pepper.

Step 4: Bake for 10 minutes. Serve warm.

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Reprinted with permission from Fabio Viviani’s Fabio’s Italian Kitchen (2013 Hyperion Books).

Ingredients

25 dried dates, as large as possible
1 lb. ricotta cheese
25 slices prosciutto, cut in half length-wise
Extra-virgin olive oil
Pepper

Directions

Step 1: Preheat the oven to 450°F.

Step 2: Cut the dates in half and use a teaspoon to place a dollop of ricotta in each half.

Step 3: Wrap each half-date in a half-slice of prosciutto and place them in a baking pan. Drizzle with extra-virgin olive oil and dust with pepper.

Step 4: Bake for 10 minutes. Serve warm.

See more recipes from Fabio Viviani.

Reprinted with permission from Fabio Viviani’s Fabio’s Italian Kitchen (2013 Hyperion Books).