Dates stuffed with blue cheese and wrapped in prosciutto are one of the easiest and tastiest little appetizers you can make. These small morsels are perfect for a little flavorful bite that won’t fill you up. They’re bursting with sweetness and savoriness at once!
You can make prosciutto wrapped dates stuffed with blue cheese in advance. Then, pop them in the oven to warm when you are ready to serve. They are also delicious served cool, but warming them softens the dates and makes the prosciutto tastes a bit like bacon with a little crispiness.
How to Make Blue Cheese Stuffed Dates Wrapped in Proscuitto
If your dates are not pitted, cut them in half and remove the pits. But don’t cut them fully in half … just butterfly them enough to get the pit out.
Use about 16 dates for this recipe, along with 2 ounces of blue cheese, and eight pieces of prosciutto. You can certainly adjust the proportion of these ingredients, depending on how much cheese and prosciutto you use per date.
Fill each date with a spoonful of blue cheese.
Finally, place your blue cheese dates on a baking tray. You can use parchment paper so you’ll have less of a mess, but they should not stick to the pan. Warm them in the oven for about 6 minutes at 400°.
How to Serve Warm Dates with Blue Cheese and Prosciutto
Honestly, on a serving plate, stuffed dates with blue cheese wrapped in prosciutto are not necessarily the prettiest appetizer. It’s probably not one you’ll want to proudly post on Instagram. But these are really the perfect little bites of flavor!
You can serve them in an understated way, simply arranged on a serving tray. Try using some balsamic glaze, which adds another great element to the flavor combination.
You could serve the dates warm or you can skip the process of heating them in the oven and just serve them cool as well. Many people prefer them warm because it softens the dates and cheese, and it also crisps up the prosciutto a little bit.
Blue Cheese Stuffed Dates Wrapped in Prosciutto
- Baking Pan
- 16 dates
- 2 ounces blue cheese
- 8 slices prosciutto
- 1 teaspoon (optional) balsamic glaze
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- If the dates are not pitted, remove the pits from each date by butterflying the dates but not cutting them fully in half.
- Fill each dates with blue cheese or gorgonzola.
- Cut each piece of prosciutto lengthwise so you have 16 long pieces of prosciutto. Roll each stuffed date up with prosciutto. Place on a baking pan lined with parchment paper.
- Warm dates in oven about 6 minutes until prosciutto is slightly crisp and dates are warm. Serve warm on a serving tray. Top with optional balsamic glaze.