Dates Stuffed with Parmesan

If you are looking for a fast and easy appetizer to serve at your next party, give this one a try. This appetizer only requires three ingredients: dates, Parmesan cheese and walnuts. It is so simple, yet so delicious! You can even wrap each stuffed date with bacon and cook it in a skillet until the bacon is crispy.

Dates Stuffed with Parmesan

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  • 16 large dates
  • 1 piece (3 ounces) Parmesan cheese
  • 16 walnut halves


  1. In a small skillet over medium heat, toast walnuts until fragrant, about 5 minutes.
  2. Using a paring knife, slit dates lengthwise, (do not cut all the way through) and remove pits.
  3. Cut Parmesan into thin shards about the length of the date.
  4. Place a walnut half and a piece of cheese in each date and close the date around the cheese to seal.

Source: The New Best Recipe

8 Responses to “Dates Stuffed with Parmesan”

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    Megan — January 18, 2011 @ 8:03 am

    love love love this! Sweet, crunchy and salty – delicious!

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    The Food Hound — January 18, 2011 @ 8:15 am

    These look amazing! I do something similar, and I just need to throw a party and make them so I can blog about them :) Such an easy party treat!

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    beth — January 18, 2011 @ 9:33 am

    mmm, dates! ill have to try these. i tired the version stuffed with blue cheese and didnt really care for them but i think i would really like the Parmesan variety.

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    Sara — January 18, 2011 @ 10:49 am

    A great combination. Who doesn’t love fruit, nuts, and cheese?

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    ezsrecipes — January 18, 2011 @ 1:14 pm

    What an interesting combination! I agree with Sara’s comment though, I sure love the combination of fruit, nuts and cheese! :)

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    Mary — January 18, 2011 @ 1:47 pm

    What a lovely and simple treat. These really look delicious. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings…Mary

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    skinnysimplerecipes — June 2, 2012 @ 10:47 am

    Interesting combination. To try soon. I’ve also heard about dates stuffed with bleu cheese.

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