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Prosciutto-Wrapped Stuffed Dates

Six ingredients are all you need to make this easy, show-stopping appetizer. In our experience, it's best to double the recipe; everyone loves this dish!

Cooking Light DECEMBER 2010

  • Yield: 12 servings (serving size: 2 stuffed dates)


  • 3/4 cup (6 ounces) goat cheese
  • 1 tablespoon minced shallots
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 24 whole pitted dates
  • 6 thin slices prosciutto


1. Preheat oven to 350°.

2. Combine first 4 ingredients in a small bowl, stirring with a fork. Slice dates lengthwise, cutting to, but not through, other side. Open dates; place 1 rounded teaspoon cheese mixture into each date. Cut 1 prosciutto slice in half lengthwise and then crosswise to make 4 equal pieces. Repeat procedure with remaining prosciutto to form 24 pieces. Wrap each date with 1 prosciutto piece; place dates on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake at 350° for 8 minutes or until filling is thoroughly heated. Serve immediately.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 91
  • Fat: 3.7g
  • Saturated fat: 2.3g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 1g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.2g
  • Protein: 4.6g
  • Carbohydrate: 10.8g
  • Fiber: 1.2g
  • Cholesterol: 11mg
  • Iron: 0.5mg
  • Sodium: 159mg
  • Calcium: 27mg

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