Sunday, November 13, 2011

Dates Stuffed with Cream Cheese

I think of dates as "nature's candy". Stuffing them with Neufchatel or cream cheese creates an easy, healthy, and delicious dessert, appetizer, or snack.


1 8-ounce package pitted dates
3-4 ounces Neufchatel or cream cheese

Cut each date lengthwise along one side to "butterfly ".

Divide the cheese into enough equal-size portions to match the number of dates.

Stuff each date with a portion of the cheese, gently pressing each stuffed date partially closed while still exposing some of the cheese stuffing.

Serve immediately or refrigerate until ready to use. For best flavor, serve at room temperature.

-- 6-10 appetizer, snack, or light dessert servings

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