An unusual pairing perhaps, but friends and family will fall in love with these prosciutto wrapped dates stuffed with goats cheese. Thanks to their sweet and salty flavour, they're delicious and require only 3 ingredients to make.
Perfect for the festive season, or for any occasion for that matter, these prosciutto wrapped dates are irresistibly delicious and have a gorgeous creamy centre thanks to their stuffed goats cheese centre.
I was inspired by this dish after I attended a 60th birthday party earlier this year served with the most delicious bite-sized appetisers including dates wrapped with bacon. Those, above everything else, were my favourite find.
How to make stuffed dates
The best bit about this recipe is how incredibly easy it is to make while only needing 3 ingredients.
I like to start by slicing my medjool dates lengthways down the middle and taking the stones out of each.
I'll then add a small rectangle amount of cheese (it's ok to measure by eye - as long as it'll fit in the date) to each date before slicing each slice of prosciutto in half (lengthways) and wrapping around each date and placing in the oven to cook for 15 minutes.
Trust me, it's a really easy & simple process that anyone can do themselves at home.
As for the cheese, I like to add goat cheese for that perfect sweet to salty ratio. Of course, you can skip the cheese altogether, but it certainly adds to the flavour of this recipe.
Prep Time: 5-10 minutes
- 10 medjool dates
- 25g goats cheese (or enough to fill each date)
- 5 slices of prosciutto
Begin by preheating your oven to 190c.
Slice each date lengthways and remove the stone.
Once done, cut the goats cheese into even rectangles so they'll be able to fit into each date and place a rectangle of cheese into each date.
Cut each slice of prosciutto lengthways and one by one, wrap around each date. I like it so the prosciutto covers the entire date with only the ends poking out. If you prefer a less salty taste, then make sure your strips are skinner.
Add the wrapped dates to a lined baking tray and place in the middle of the oven to cook for 15 minutes.
Once the prosciutto is crispy, remove the dates from the oven and leave to cool slightly before serving. Tip, serve them with cranberry sauce for an extra oomph of sweetness.