Warm Dates with Soft Blue Cheese and Prosciutto

Warm Dates with Soft Blue Cheese and Prosciutto Recipe
Photo: Alex Farnum; Styling: Karen Shinto

 

This is a great appetizer combo of sweet, creamy, and salty. You can assemble the dates ahead and heat them when ready to serve.

Yield:

Serves 12
Total time: 30 Minutes

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Recipe Time

Total: 30 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 185
Caloriesfromfat 58 %
Protein 4.1 g
Fat 12 g
Satfat 5.7 g
Carbohydrate 18 g
Fiber 1.6 g
Sodium 156 mg
Cholesterol 27 mg

Ingredients

1/2 cup (2 oz.) loosely packed crumbled mild blue cheese such as Danish
1/2 cup mascarpone or cream cheese
12 Medjool dates, halved and pitted
2 ounces thinly sliced prosciutto (4 to 5 slices), cut into 24 thin (1/2 in.) strips
1 tablespoon vegetable oil

Preparation

1. Mash blue cheese and mascarpone in a bowl with a fork until smooth. Fill each date cavity with a rounded 1/2 tsp. cheese. Wrap each half with a strip of prosciutto.

2. Warm oil and 1 tbsp. water in a medium nonstick frying pan over low heat. Add dates and cook, covered, until warmed through and softened, about 3 minutes. Serve warm.

Note: Nutritional analysis is per 2 date halves.

November 2011
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