Baked Dates in Cheddar Rosemary Pastry

READY IN: 1hr 40mins
Recipe by quixoposto

From Nov 2006 Sunset Magazine

Top Review by 394mm493

This recipe has a great taste and the pastry is incredibly easy to work with. I don't know that I would have thought to use rosemary with dates, but the flavor was sublime. I put these out at a brunch, and at first nobody was eating them. Needless to say, I felt a little self conscious. Then it dawned on me: People thought they were wrapped cocktail franks that had been overcooked! Once everybody found out what they actually were, they started to disappear! Thanks for posting, Julia.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In food processor, pulse butter, cheddar, rosemary, flour, salt, and cayenne until mixture resembles cornmeal.
  2. Add vinegar and 2 tablespoons cold water and pulse until mixture holds together.
  3. On a piece of plastic wrap, form dough into a 6 inch square. Cover with more plastic wrap.
  4. Chill for at least 1 hour.
  5. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  6. On a lightly floured surface, roll dough out into a 12 inch square. Cut square into 48 1 inch by 3 inch strips.
  7. Wrap each date with a strip, then arrange on 2 baking sheets. Bake about 15 minutes, until lightly golden. Serve hot.
  8. Leftover pastry strips make delicious crackers.

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