These prosciutto wrapped stuffed dates have only 3 ingredients, take no time to prepare and are incredibly extra. A delicious sweet-salty mix, they’re perfect for parties and snack attacks.
Hi there, this is Caroline from Caroline’s Cooking. I’m excited to be guest posting on Take Two Tapas, which I’ve been a fan of almost as long as I’ve been blogging.
I know Take Two Tapas is all about tapas in the broadest sense, and I think these tasty little bites should fit right in. They might not be the prettiest, but these prosciutto wrapped dates are ridiculously simple to make and taste amazing.
I first had bacon wrapped dates a few years ago at someone’s house and was immediately in love. I mean, take two of my favorite things and put them together, they’re either going to be a horrible disappointment or turn out amazing.
Thankfully, it was the latter. This version with prosciutto and cheese inside makes them that teeny bit fancier, but with that same characteristic sweet-salty mix.
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INGREDIENTS FOR PROSCIUTTO WRAPPED DATES
- Medjool dates
- gorgonzola or goat’s cheese
HOW TO MAKE PROSCIUTTO WRAPPED STUFFED DATES
FIRST: Preheat oven to 375F.
SECOND: Slice the dates on one side to open them up, remove the pits and any hard stem end.
THIRD: Slice each slice of the prosciutto into 2 or 3 long strips. Fill the cavity of each date with around 1 teaspoon of cheese then wrap the with a strip of prosciutto.
FOURTH: Place the dates on a lined baking sheet and bake for approx. 15 minutes until the prosciutto is starting to crisp slightly. Leave to cool a minute before serving (don’t forget to press back in or leave attached any cheese that oozed out, you don’t want to lose it!).
For the full recipe and detailed instructions, please refer to the recipe card at the bottom of the post.
WHAT CAN I STUFF IN DATES?
Dates are sweet and a tasty compliment to so many flavors. Try some nut butters, cheeses, chocolate, nuts, and other fruits like pomegranate seeds!
WHAT CHEESE GOES WITH DATES?
There are a ton of different cheeses that pair perfectly with dates. A few of my favorites are ricotta, goat cheese, blue cheese, and sharp cheddar.
HOW DO YOU PIT DATES FOR STUFFING?
All you need to do is slice the dates lengthwise with a sharp knife and expose the pit. You can pull it out with your fingers or scoop it out with a small spoon. You can also buy already pitted dates.
TAPAS TIPS & TRICKS
- Some cheese might escape, but if you leave them to cool a minute you’ll find the cheese is still attached and so you can press it back in a bit or just nibble it as you eat the rest.
- I filled some with goat’s cheese, and others with gorgonzola. I’d say gorgonzola probably works better and oozes less, but will be a little saltier so choose whichever you prefer.
- You can skip the cheese altogether, but I do think it’s worth adding if you’re remotely a cheese fan.
Whatever way you make these, you need to give these prosciutto wrapped dates a try. They’re so easy to make and will disappear from your appetizer table in no time at a party.
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- 6 Medjool dates
- 2 - 3 slices prosciutto
- 2 tbsp approx gorgonzola or goat’s cheese, as you prefer
- Preheat oven to 375F.
- Slice the dates on one side to open them up, remove the stones and any hard stem end.
- Slice each slice of the prosciutto into 2 or 3 long strips. Fill the cavity of each date with around 1tsp cheese then wrap around them with a strip of prosciutto.
- Pace the dates on a lined baking sheet and bake for approx. 15 minutes until the prosciutto is starting to crisp slightly. Leave to cool a minute before serving (don’t forget to press back in or leave attached any cheese that oozed out, you don’t want to lose it!).
*Note - increase or decrease the number of dates etc depending on how many you need.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 117Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 14mgSodium: 436mgCarbohydrates: 18gFiber: 2gSugar: 16gProtein: 6g
This nutrition information was generated via a third party, Nutritionix, and can not be held liable for any discrepancies in the information provided.
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