Goat Cheese Stuffed Dates With Basil & Prosciutto

Recipe by CIndytc
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READY IN: 26mins
SERVES: 4-6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 20
    fresh dates
  • 6
    ounces goat cheese
  • 20
  • 6
    ounces prosciutto, sliced to fit around date
  • 20
    toothpicks, soaked in water
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DIRECTIONS

  • Soak toothpicks in water while preparing the dates. Use a sharp paring knife to slit each date lengthwise, and pop out the pit. Snip basil leaves from stems - use sharp scissors to avoid bruising the leaves. For larger leaves, slice in half lengthwise.
  • Cut prosciutto into strips about 1 inch wide by 4 inches long. For packaged prosciutto this generally means cutting each strip into quarters.
  • Preheat broiler.
  • With a small spoon, butter knife, or offset spatula, stuff about 1 teaspoons goat cheese into each date.
  • Wrap a basil leaf around each date.
  • Wrap prosciutto over the basil, securing with a toothpick.
  • Place in a single layer on a cookie sheet.
  • Broil for about 2-3 minutes, use tongs to turn dates over, and broil another 2-3 minutes until prosciutto is golden and sizzling.
  • Transfer to serving dishes.
  • Garnish with fresh basil.
  • Delicious hot from the over or at room temperature.
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