Warm Stuffed Dates


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Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4 2 dates per serving
Calories: 109 per serving
Percent from Fat: 43%
Cusine: American
Course: Sides, Dessert
Diet: Vegetarian, Gluten Free
Food as MedicineSM Ingredient: Dates

Food as MedicineSM Tip

Dates are rich in fiber and contain three times more potassium than bananas.

Culinary Taste Tip

There are hundreds of varieties of dates, but the best is medjool. Look for fruits that are plump and dark brown in color. They're the ripest and most flavorful.

Culinary Technique Tip

Choose fresh whole dates and pit them yourself. It's very easy to do – just one slit down the center and gently remove the pit with your forefinger.


8 large medjool dates
8 smoked whole unblanched almonds
1 ounce cube manchego cheese, cut into 8 sticks


Heat oven or toaster oven to 250°F. Line a small baking pan with foil. Cut a lengthwise slit in each date; remove pit. Stuff one almond and one stick of cheese into each date; place on baking pan. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until warm. Serve warm or at room temperature.


Aged Asiago cheese may replace the Manchego.

Nutritional Analysis

Total fat (g): 5.52. Fat calories (kc): 49.7. Cholesterol (mg): 5.06. Trans fatty acids (g): 0. Saturated fat (g): 1.14. Polyunsaturated fat (g): 0. Monounsaturated fat (g): 0. Fiber (g): 1.84. Carbohydrates (g): 13.64. Sugars (g): 11.3. Protein (g): 3.13. Sodium (mg): 90.75. Calcium (mg) 60.24.

Comments on Warm Stuffed Dates

From: lvveggies

Can't wait to try this.

From: Muffinprecious

We tried them tonight and thought they were delicious

From: afairlie

Dates are like candy to me. Can't wait to enjoy these with a glass of red wine!

From: Iamjlb6

My family needs gluten-free and casein/dairy-free foods, as well. Is there a casein/dairy-free cheese I could use to make this recipe? Thanks!

From: StarrDus

My family absolutely loved this recipe. I chopped up my almonds and sprinkled on top of each. THANK-YOU!!

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