Date, Cherry, Goat Cheese Spread

Dates are one of those foods that are kind of weird… They look like nothing else you’ll find in the grocery store. But they pack a punch of chewey carameley sweetness that can’t be rivaled.

I have to admit. The only other thing I’ve ever made with dates in my life are these Bacon Wrapped Dates. Like anything wrapped in bacon, they were delicious. This time around, I wanted to make something more original with my dates.

I decided to pair them with another ingredient I rarely use, and one I use all the time. Mixing goat cheese into recipes always provides a subtle saltiness and creaminess. I threw in the chopped cherries because I’m trying to use them more and I had some on hand.

I mixed these ingredients together and threw in some almonds for texture and called it a day. No sense in messing with a good thing. I threw it all on some toasted baguette and Hubby and I had a nice little afternoon snack.

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Note: Nature Delights sent me a box of medjool dates to try out and come up with a recipe to use them in.

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Date, Cherry, Goat Cheese Spread

Yield: Serves 4

Ingredients:

1 cup cherries, stemmed, pitted, and quartered
6 dates, pitted and chopped
1 cup crumbled goat cheese
3/4 cup toasted almonds, chopped
baguette, sliced and toasted if desired

Directions:

Combine first four ingredients in a small bowl. Be sure not to over mix.

Spread onto bread or toast and enjoy!

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3 Responses to “Lemon Meringue Cupcakes”

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    Elina (Healthy and Sane) — March 2, 2011 at 9:33 pm

    What a fun contribution to a virtual bridal shower. What girl doesn’t like cupcakes? Love that they’re filled too. Fantastic!

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    Elina (Healthy and Sane) — March 30, 2011 at 11:26 am

    What a fun contribution to a virtual bridal shower. What girl doesn’t like cupcakes? Love that they’re filled too. Fantastic!

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    Erica Campbe — April 6, 2022 at 10:59 pm

    I make a rhubarb syrup that is wonderful heated up and served on vanilla ice cream. Simmer rhubarb just covered in water for a couple hours to pull the flavor and color out. Strain and add sugar to desired sweetness and bring to a boil like you’re going to make jelly but omit the pectin. I water bath it like
    Jelly as I usually end up with a lot of pints. From your description this would be good on your rolls

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