Goat Cheese Stuffed Dates with Prosciutto

These appetizers are great for a beautiful spring brunch.  Especially with cute butterfly toothpicks! 




Ingredients:
1/4 cup goat cheese, at room temperature
1/4 cup mascarpone cheese, at room temperature
1/4 cup finely chopped fresh basil leaves
Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
16 medjool dates
8 thin slices prosciutto, folded in half length wise
Decorative toothpicks

Preparation:
In a small bowl, mix together the cheeses and basil.  Season with salt and pepper.

With a knife, make a lengthwise incision in each date.  Gently open the dates slightly and remove the pits.  Spoon abotu 1/2 teaspoon of cheese mixture inside each date.  Close the dates around the filling.  Wrap a piece of prosciutto around each date and secure with a toothpick.

Arranged stuffed dates on a platter and serve.

Recipe adapted from Giada De Laurentiis

5 comments:

  1. Just found you on the blog hop. Your blog is gorgeous!

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  2. these look amazing! i am also going to try the wood smoked tri-tip as soon as my husband returns from China!

    following via the blog hop :) be sure to link up for our Alexa hop this week too:
    http://www.spearmintbaby.com/2011/04/alexa-blog-hop-428-54.html

    xo, shari

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  3. Just hopping by from the Alexa blog hop, I am your newest GFC follower and look forward to trying out some of your recipes they look yummy. kittycrochettwo.blogspot.com

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  4. These look delicious! I'm definitely going to have to try out some of your recipes!

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