Goat Cheese Stuffed Dates are a combination of sweet and savory, coconutty and fresh. A perfect snack, treat, or appetizer. They’re gluten-free and healthy.
Take your charcuterie board up a notch with these goat-cheese stuffed dates! Trust me, these small appetizing bites can seriously transform your party!
Dates and goat cheese are a classic combination, and this recipe proves just that.
It is a perfect appetizer for fancy parties! Not only that, but it requires no cooking skills and doesn’t take up more than 15 minutes of your time.
Loaded with soft goat cheese, sprinkled with coconut flakes, and topped with blueberries. Just admit it – it’s impossible to take only one bite!
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Ingredients and Substitutes
20 large Medjool dates – You need large dates for this recipe. Otherwise, you will not be able to fill them up well.
1 cup goat cheese – I love goat cheese. And combined with dates, let’s just say you’ll have to try this mix to see what I’m talking about. Make sure not to use it straight from the fridge so it’s softer.
1 cup desiccated coconut – The coconut sprinkle on top is more for a fancy garnish and a bit of a sweeter bite. But you can substitute it with something else, like finely chopped nuts.
1 ¾ blueberries – Let’s just admit how beautiful these deep-colored dots look against the whiteness of the cheese. They can be omitted, but I strongly suggest otherwise.
How to Make Goat Cheese Stuffed Dates
Step 1. Cut your dates in half lengthwise and remove their seeds.
Step 2. With a teaspoon, fill the date halves with the goat cheese. Then, stuff the cheese with 1 tsp desiccated coconut. Make sure to press it on with your finger so it doesn’t fall off.
Step 3. Add two blueberries on top of each date, making sure to press gently.
What Other Cheese Can You Use for the Dates?
If you don’t have (or don’t like!) goat’s cheese, you can use other cheese varieties for stuffing gates. However, soft cheese is the key to making the perfect appetizer.
The best alternatives here would be feta cheese, ricotta, or cream cheese.
Watch How to Make
Goat Cheese Stuffed Dates
- 20 large Medjool dates
- 1 cup goat cheese around 9 oz
- 1 cup desiccated coconut
- 1 3/4 cup blueberries
- Cut each date in half and remove the seeds.
- Fill each half with about 1 tsp of goat cheese. Then, cover it with about 1 tsp of desiccated coconut, really pressing it on – the more, the sweeter.
- Top up each half with 2 blueberries.