These dates are great as a finger-food appetizer, part of a cheese course, or just
anytime to eat. They are so easy to make and so delicious!
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Gorgonzola Stuffed Dates Recipe
18 to 20 stuffed dates
Prep time: 20 min
1 (8-ounce) package large dates, pitted*
4 tablespoons gorgonzola cheese (not crumbled), room temperature
4 tablespoons cream cheese, room temperature
3 tablespoons toasted almonds, pecans, or walnuts, etc. (your choice), chopped**
* To Pit Dates: To pit
the date, slice the date open lengthwise, and use the tip of the blade to
pry the pit out.
** Toasting Nuts: Toast walnuts in a small skillet over low heat for
approximately 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Watch the nuts carefully so that they don’t burn.
Using a sharp knife, cut a lengthwise slit down the center, but not through, each date to open the dates up; set aside.
In a small bowl, mash together
the gorgonzola cheese and cream cheese. When thoroughly mixed, stir in the chopped nuts.
One-by-one, spread each date
open and place approximately 1/2 teaspoon of the cheese/nut mixture inside
the pocket of each date. Smooth out the top and place the prepared date on
a serving platter. Repeat with the remaining dates.
The dates can be prepared a few days ahead, covered tightly, and kept
refrigerated. Bring to room temperature before serving.
Makes 18 to 20 stuffed dates.