Parmesan-Stuffed Dates
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It doesn't get much simpler than this classic appetizer, which perfectly balances sweet and savory. For even more flavor, wrap a piece of bacon around each date before baking.
Recipe Type: Appetizer
Yield: Makes 12
  • 12 Medjool dates
  • 2 ounces parmesan, cut into 12 even matchsticks
  1. Preheat the oven to 425F.
  2. Make a slit in the side of each date and carefully remove and discard the pit.
  3. Stuff a piece of parmesan in the center and close so the date completely encloses the cheese.
  4. Repeat with the remaining dates and cheese.
  5. Put on a parchment-lined baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes.
  6. Remove and allow to cool slightly.
  7. Serve with toothpicks.
Gluten free, Kosher dairy, Vegetarian
Recipe by Katherine Martinelli at