Goat Cheese-Stuffed Dates Wrapped with Prosciutto
       

Post 6 of 12 in my 12 Days of Christmas Recipes Series – Goat Cheese-Stuffed Dates Wrapped with Prosciutto

This is a great little appetizer to have in your arsenal with the holidays coming up. These dates are first stuffed with goat cheese and then wrapped in prosciutto and secured with a toothpick. The combination of sweet and salty is divine! You can make these a day in advance and keep them refrigerated.

To make 12-16 appetizer servings, you will need:

  • 8 ounces  of whole dried, pitted dates
  • 4 ounces of goat cheese, softened slightly
  • 3 ounces of prosciutto, sliced thin and cut into approximately 1″ x 3″ strips

First, you want to make sure the dates you have are decent-sized and not too beaten up from the mechanized pitting process. For this reason, I bought two different kinds and found that the above  brand worked out the best.

Next, with a sharp knife, slice open one side of the date and stuff it with approx 1/2 tsp of the goat cheese.

Wrap it up with a strip of the prosciutto, and pin with a toothpick. Store refrigerated and covered for up to a day.

Enjoy!

Check out the other posts in my 12 Days of Christmas Recipes series!

Day 1: Chocolate-Covered Cherry Cookies
Day 2: Cinnamon Palmiers
Day 3: Cranberry Relish
Day 4: Chewy Spicy Ginger Cookies
Day 5: Chocolate Mint Chip Cookies
Day 6: Goat Cheese-Stuffed Dates Wrapped with Prosciutto