Dates and Blue Cheese

Photo: Sharon Radisch
Prep Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
10 mins
12 dates

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.


  • 12 dates, pitted

  • 2 ounces semifirm blue cheese, preferably Gorgonzola piccante or Spanish Valdeon

  • 1 tablespoon sliced almonds, toasted

  • Honey, for drizzling


  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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