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 probably my favorite. This is probably the recipe I make most often, and you’ll see why.
Prosciutto Goat Cheese Stuffed Dates
1-2 ounces goat cheese
8 basil leaves
4 strips of prosciutto (or serrano 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. Wrap a basil leaf around the stuffed date and wrap a half strip of prosciutto around that.
Bake at 375 degrees for 5-10 minutes, just until the fat on the prosciutto starts to render and brown and the cheese melts.
Whiskers was almost too quick for the camera, but not quite….