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Michael Howell’s Warm dates Filled with Artisanal Blue Cheese

Posted by: Gina  :  Category: Italian General

36 large fresh dates, pitted
6 oz locally made artisanal blue cheese
2 tbsp maple syrup
1 tbsp mulberry syrup (buy at Middle Eastern food stores)
36 whole walnuts, shelled and toasted (optional)

  • Preheat oven to 350 deg F
  • With a knife, make a slit lengthwise in each pitted date
  • Cut the cheese into 36 equal portions
  • Stuff cheese into each date. Press in the walnuts
  • Pack together closely in a 9 inch x 12 inch baking pan and drizzle with the maple syrup and mulberry syrup
  • Bake in oven three to four minutes or until cheese is just starting to soften
  • Remove from oven and drizzle the juices in the pan over the dates. Serve immediately on a platter, with napkins

Makes 36 bite-sized servings…Mangiare!