Blue Cheese-Stuffed Dates
Halved dates are spread with creamy blue cheese, topped with a blanched almond and a dash of cayenne pepper.
Recipe Ingredients:2 ounces Blue cheese
12 dried dates, pitted and cut into half lengthwise
24 blanched almonds
Toasted cayenne pepper
- In a small bowl, mix the cheese until creamy with a hand mixer. You may need to add a few drops of milk if the cheese is crumbly. Set aside.
- Place the dates on a serving platter.
- Using a knife, spread about 1 teaspoon of cheese on the cut side of each date.
- Top each with 1 almond.
- Sprinkle the stuffed dates with a dash of cayenne pepper and serve.
Makes 24 appetizers.
Tip: For a variation, use pitted dried plums (prunes) or dried figs.
Recipe provided courtesy of the American Dairy Association.