Stuffed Dates

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Stuffed Dates

Stuffed dates are a healthy, wholesome appetizer that offers delightful contrasts in flavors (sweet, tangy) and textures (soft, crunchy). In my version, using honey and nuts sparingly does not detract from the flavor, and helps keep sugar content and calories in check.

Stuffed Dates
 
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Recipe type: Appetizer
Yield: 4 servings
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Ingredients
  • 24 small pitted dates
  • 4 oz soft goat cheese, softened for just a few seconds in microwave
  • 4 teaspoons honey
  • 24 walnut pieces
Instructions
  1. Make a lengthwise slit in each date.
  2. Use a small teaspoon to fill each date with cheese.
  3. Place a walnut piece on top, and lightly press.
  4. Drizzle with honey.
  5. Serve immediately, or refrigerate until ready to serve. Remove from fridge 30 minutes before serving to allow cheese to soften.
Nutrition Per Serving
Serving size: 6 stuffed dates; Calories: 270; Total Fat: 11g; Carbohydrates: 39g; Sugars: 33g; Sodium: 105mg; Fiber: 4g; Protein: 7g

 
Stuffed Dates