I’ve got another amazing and totally addictive appetizer to share with you today, Prosciutto Wrapped Goat Cheese Stuffed Dates! I dare you to only eat one!
There are so many things to love about this simple little bite of sweet and salty bliss I hardly know where to begin. I know the combination of a date, cheese, and piece of meat sounds a little strange, but trust me on this, it is mind blowingly good.
I’m all for trying different flavor combinations as strange as some of them may seem, my husband however, is a little more skeptical. Often times I’ll put something in front of him to try and he looks at it like it’s from another planet or tells me he’s not hungry. Oh whatever he’s not hungry! He’s a guy, he’s always hungry!
I then proceed to tell him that I need feedback for the blog, but I really just want to expand his palette and make him fall in love with all the wonderful flavor combinations that are out there. He usually caves and eats what I put in front of him and for the most part ends up loving it.
These Prosciutto Wrapped Goat Cheese Stuffed Dates were a perfect example of me having to convince him to try it and then him discovering how incredible they taste. When my husband sees a date, he sees something that resembles a terd rather than the delicious dried fruit that tastes as sweet as candy.
He then sees me stuff it full of goat cheese, pecans, and thyme and can’t grasp how this could be good. The only saving grace in his mind is the piece of salty prosciutto that is wrapped around it (he’s a sucker for meat).
I hand him one of the wrapped, stuffed dates and tell him to eat it all in one bite and tell me what he thinks. He gives me an unsure look, but then does it. I on the other hand have already inhaled two of them and ready to go for my third.
After a minute the unsure look turns to one of surprise and a smile forms. He loves them! While he couldn’t formulate exactly why he loved it I sure can.
There is something about that sweet chewy date stuffed with tangy creamy goat cheese that is so appealing to the taste buds. Pair it with some crunchy chopped pecans and wrap it in a slice of salty prosciutto and you have a one bite wonder!
This appetizer takes about 15 minutes total to make and doesn’t require the use of the oven or stove. With New Year’s Eve tomorrow night you have no excuse not to make these mouthwatering Prosciutto Wrapped Goat Cheese Stuffed Dates!
- 12 dates, pitted
- 2 ounces goat cheese, softened
- 2 ounces low fat cream cheese, softened
- 1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
- 2 tablespoons chopped pecans
- 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
- 6 slices prosciutto, cut in half lengthwise
- In a small bowl whisk together all of the ingredients except the dates and prosciutto.
- Spoon about half of a teaspoon of the cheese filling into the dates.
- Close the dates then wrap a piece of the prosciutto around each one and secure it with a toothpick.
- Serve immediately or cover the dates with a piece of plastic wrap and refrigerate until you are ready to serve.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 78Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 442mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 1gSugar: 5gProtein: 5g