These are one of my favorite appetizers, and they are great for a party because you can prep them up to a day or two beforehand and just pop them into the oven for 5 minutes before people arrive. They’re good warm or room temperature, as well. I actually used low fat goat cheese this time around, but you can really use any kind of goat cheese you want. Herbed goat cheese is also really good.
Prosciutto Goat Cheese Stuffed Dates
1-2 ounces goat cheese
8 basil leaves
4 strips of prosciutto (or serano ham or speck)
Cut a slit lengthwise in the dates to remove the pit and stuff with goat cheese. Make sure to close them as much as possible.