Warm Dates with Soft Blue Cheese and Prosciutto

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
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Recipe Time

Total: 30 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 185
  • Calories from fat: 58%
  • Protein: 4.1g
  • Fat: 12g
  • Saturated fat: 5.7g
  • Carbohydrate: 18g
  • Fiber: 1.6g
  • Sodium: 156mg
  • Cholesterol: 27mg


  • 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


  1. 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. 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.
  3. Note: Nutritional analysis is per 2 date halves.
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