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Dates and Blue Cheese

Next time you're hosting a few friends, make some magic: Put out a plate of these simple hors d'oeuvres--at once salty and sweet, creamy and crunchy--and watch them disappear.

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  • Yield: Makes 12 dates

Photography: Sharon Radisch

Source: Martha Stewart Living, February 2016

Ingredients

  • 12 dates, pitted
  • 2 ounces semifirm blue cheese, preferably Gorgonzola piccante or Spanish Valdeon
  • 1 tablespoon sliced almonds, toasted
  • Honey, for drizzling

Directions

  1. Using a sharp paring knife, cut a slit into each date (remove pits, if needed); stuff with blue cheese. Arrange on a serving platter and sprinkle the almonds on top. Drizzle with honey.

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