Excellent I've tried them with the big medjool dates (almost dessert like) and the small regular dates. I think the small ones provide better flavour, but the big ones look great and are so easy to work with. I've also used feta and goat cheese, we liked the goat cheese best. We have also done them plain, with prosciutto, and with a small piece of cooked bacon. We prefer them with bacon.
I've made these quite a few times, always a hit. When figs are in season I substitute them for the dates. The dates baked with the chevre alone are also wonderful for vegetarians. Deglet dates are smaller, lowers the calories by about half. I also find that pitting the dates myself is much quicker than I expected and enlarges the choices available for the dates.
Delicious! Will be making again for our upcoming Christmas party.
I made these exactly as written. Very good, easy and elegant appetizer. I need to find larger dates next time. Prosciutto did not dry out; I was worried it would. It was easy to chew and had great flavor. Will make for Christmas!
I made these without the prosciutto as my dates were too small - would be better to use large ones. It was delicious and we will be having them again.