Cheese Stuffed Dates

Linda Mericle

By
@bakermom2

This really isn't even a recipe. Its just something quick I made on my way out the door for a book club meeting one night. I had found something like it on the web somewhere, maybe here? Its great as an appetizer,a meeting, a pot luck, a tea party or any time!


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Serves:

as many as you like

Prep:

10 Min

Method:

No-Cook or Other

Ingredients

pitted dates, any amount you want
cream cheese or mascarpone cheese
raw almonds, skinned or not

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Cut each of the dates in half. If they are not pitted, now is the time to pit them. They look like little Lego sized canoes. Line them up on a plate.
2
Take your cheese of choice and put it into a bag, like a sandwich bag. Spoon the messy stuff in and cut off a little snippet of the corner of the bag. Squeeze the cheese into each of the little hollow dates. Tip each one with an almond. I learned an easy way to skin them, and had skinned a bunch earlier, but darned if I could find them when I needed them. So the ones in this picture are regular raw almonds.
3
To skin (blanch) almonds: Bring a pot of water to boil. Add some almonds and boil them for about 1 minute.
Drain them and put in cold water for about 30 seconds. Drain again and put on a towel or paper towel. Cover with a towel and rub vigorously. The skins just come right off! It just makes a prettier presentation sometimes to have 'blanched' almonds.

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Gluten-Free, Wheat Free
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy