Date-Filled Cheese Pastries

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READY IN: 1hr 25mins
YIELD: 2 dozen
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Combine first 4 ingredients in a bowl, stirring well. Add butter; stir just until the dry ingredients are moistened (dough will be crumbly).
  • Shape dough into ball.
  • 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.
  • Cover and chill for 45 minutes (you can cover and freeze dates up to 1 month and thaw in the refrigerator before baking).
  • 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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