Scrumptious, made with prunes or dates, both fab!
My french husband introduced a variation of this recipe to me... his version is one he brought from france and is a popular appetizer/party food from his culture. He simply wraps dried prunes in a strip of bacon (cut in half length-wise and width-wise so it gets crispy). Bake as instructed and you have a hit. We brought it to a New Years Eve party. All our picky friends voted it the best appetizer of the night!
I tweaked the recipe slightly to use what I had on hand- I used dates instead of prunes and I mixed some mascarpone with the blue cheese....sublime!
I am conflicted. Possibly because these were not quite what I had expected. The contrast of sweet and salty, crispy and lush was not as balanced as I had hoped. I did use pancetta and, even so, saltiness predominates. The result was not the savory treat I had hoped. Still, it was good, just not great.