Goat Cheese Dates and Bacon in Phyllo

10 ounces goat cheese – softened
26 pitted dates – chopped coarsely
10 slices crisp cooked bacon – crumbled
2 tablespoons minced scallion
1/2–pound phyllo dough
1 pound unsalted butter – melted
Toasted sesame seeds

Combine softened goat cheese with dates, bacon and scallion. Set aside cut phyllo into thirds (width wise) and cover with a plastic bag. Brush a strip of phyllo with melted butter. Place filling on lower end of phyllo about 2 inches up from edge. Fold the phyllo up over the filling. Fold in the sides to overlap in the center of the strip. Starting at the lower right hand corner, begin to fold up the strip as you would a flag. Place on a parchment lined baking sheet and brush the tops with melted butter. Sprinkle toasted sesame seeds on to the tops. You may freeze these wraps after finishing up your filling and dough. When ready to bake – bake from a frozen state in a preheated 375–degree oven for 20 – 25 minutes or until golden brown.

Yield: 30


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