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Stuffed Dates

Stuffed Dates 12.000
Dec 30, 2009

These days, dates almost inevitably come filled with goat cheese or wrapped in bacon. This version, made with ingredients found at Costco, gets its punch from blue cheese and its crunch from pecans.

Serve this hors d'oeuvre as part of a cheese plate.

Servings: 12 stuffed dates
  • 4 ounces Stilton cheese, crumbled
  • 1/4 cup pecan halves, finely chopped
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 12 dates, slit halfway through and pitted
  • Kosher salt


Combine the cheese, pecans, 1 tablespoon of the oil and the vinegar in a small bowl; mix well, adding the remaining oil to form a filling that is creamy enough.

Stuff each date with a tablespoon of the filling. Sprinkle the stuffed dates with the salt and serve.

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From Shannon Overmiller, chef at the Majestic in Alexandria.

Tested by Shannon Overmiller and Jane Black.

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Nutritional Facts

Calories per serving: 83

% Daily Values*

Total Fat: 6g 9%

Saturated Fat: 2g 10%

Cholesterol: 7mg 2%

Sodium: 153mg 6%

Total Carbohydrates: 7g 2%

Dietary Fiber: 1g 4%

Sugar: 6g

Protein: 2g

*Percent Daily Value based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Total Fat: Less than 65g

Saturated Fat: Less than 20g

Cholesterol: Less than 300mg

Sodium: Less than 2,400mg

Total Carbohydrates: 300g

Dietary Fiber: 25g

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