Date-Filled Cheese Pastries

READY IN: 1hr 25mins
Recipe by southern chef in lo

These are tasty little treats that can be made up to 1 month ahead.

Top Review by askinnycook

We really liked these-those of us date lovers, that is. Very different app-part savory, part sweet, part chewy, part flaky- just a great combination of contrasting flavors. The second time I made them, I made them smaller since we like a lot of bite sized snacks, as opposed to a few larger ones. I just cut the dates smaller, added a smaller piece of nut and made sure it was covered with the pastry. Yummy!! Try this for something a little different. I also liked that it can be made so far ahead.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine first 4 ingredients in a bowl, stirring well. Add butter; stir just until the dry ingredients are moistened (dough will be crumbly).
  2. Shape dough into ball.
  3. Make a lengthwise slit into each date and stuff with a pecan half. press a generous tablespoon of cheese mixture around each date, covering it completely.
  4. Cover and chill for 45 minutes (you can cover and freeze dates up to 1 month and thaw in the refrigerator before baking).
  5. Place dates on a greased baking sheet and bake at 350°F for 25 minutes. Remove to wire rack and cool. Serve warm or at room temperature.

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