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Spiced Goat Cheese Stuffed Dates



Spiced Goat Cheese Stuffed Dates

Quick and simple to make, these decadent morsels are eye-catching, too. They can be made a day ahead and stored in the refrigerator overnight. Wait to garnish until serving.  

  • 25 Medjool dates
  • 4 ounces goat cheese (room temperature)
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon cardamom
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 tablespoons pistachios (roughly chopped)
  • pomegranate seeds (for garnish)
  1. Remove stems, and slice dates lengthwise to remove pit and create an opening for filling.

  2. In a small bowl, mix goat cheese, orange zest, cinnamon, cardamom and salt with a spatula until well combined.

  3. Fill each date with about 1 teaspoon spiced goat cheese. Garnish with chopped pistachios and pomegranate seeds.

Tip: Having a small gathering? Stuff one-dozen dates and save remaining goat cheese to use as a spread on your favorite sandwich.