Cheese Dates

Recipe from

Oxmoor House


1 1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon red pepper
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
28 pitted dates
28 pecan halves
1 egg white
Sifted powdered sugar (optional)


Combine cheese, flour, salt, pepper, and butter; mix well. Set aside.

Make a lengthwise slit in each date and stuff with a pecan half. Press about 2 teaspoons cheese mixture around each date, covering completely. Chill at least 30 minutes.

Remove dates from refrigerator, and brush with egg white. Place on lightly greased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 25 minutes. Remove dates to a wire rack; cool completely. Sprinkle with powdered sugar, if desired.