Prosciutto Wrapped Goat Cheese Stuffed Dates are the perfect last minute appetizer that guests can nosh on while you get the rest of the food on the table.
I made these little nibbles for the book signing party at my house last month as a last minute thought. I’m horrible at gauging how much food to make for parties and usually err on the side of having too much. I’m so glad I made these because everyone was hungry when they got to our house.
Chef Bill Kaliff of Festivities (a local catering company) made these at a recent chef demo at Lillian August, a furniture store that has its own cafe. Chef Kaliff was putting on a series of cooking demonstrations for free, including one on bite-size appetizers and another on stationary appetizers. I got a lot of great ideas from going to his demos, including these super easy bite-size appetizers. The reduced balsamic glaze definitely makes these morsels stand out and makes a nice visual presentation on the platter.
You can use dried figs and apricots too, but I couldn’t find any good figs, so I hunted down some Medjool dates. They weren’t easy to find either but I finally spotted some at Trader Joe’s. Medjool dates are large and easy to pit and stuff.
I wish I had doubled the recipe for our cocktail party – these Prosciutto Wrapped Goat Stuffed Dates were gone in no time!
Prosciutto Wrapped Goat Cheese Stuffed Dates with Balsamic Vinegar Glaze
- 20 Medjool dates
- 1 small log goat cheese
- 10 slices thin prosciutto
- 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
- pomegranate seeds for garnish
Pit Medjool dates by making a slice down one side of the date and pulling the pit out. Using a small spoon, scoop a little goat cheese and stuff each date. Cut each slice of prosciutto in half lengthwise. Roll stuffed date in prosciutto, starting at one end.
Place balsamic vinegar in a small saute pan over medium heat. Let it reduce until slightly thickened (watch carefully so it doesn't over thicken and burn). Remove from heat and drizzle on serving platter with a spoon. Lay stuffed dates on platter.
I have had something similar to this and it’s so good. I will have to try your version asap.
Cassandra @ Almost Getting it Together says
what? This is seriously everything. It’s all over for me. OMG I am so excited… I’m going to make this for Christmas. Pinning now!
Kelly // The Pretty Bee: Cooking & Creating says
These look delicious and easy! Yum!
Kelli H (Made in Sonoma) says
These look amazing! I’m totally making them for Christmas. I love that it uses prosciutto and not bacon for a change.
Elizabeth @ Enjoy Every Bite says
These look delicious! I’ve never had anything like them. Pinning this now!
Arman @ thebigmansworld says
sweet and salty is without a doubt, the best combination! Pinning!
Thanks everyone – these are so easy and delicious – I’m going to make some for Christmas 🙂
Carmel Bleu says
Served these as part of our Spanish Tapas part in Hawaii two weeks ago. Every single one of them devoured. So easy to prepare and so delicious. Will definitely make these again and again.
Thanks so much for trying these stuffed dates! So glad they worked out for you. I am making these for Christmas this year!