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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4 Responses to “Chocolate Mousse Cupcakes with Chocolate Dipped Strawberries”

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    Carly — July 2, 2010 at 1:50 pm

    Those look amazing (again) and I love the red white and blue! I am going to definitely make those strawberries with my daughter this weekend!!

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    Amy — July 3, 2010 at 10:14 am

    These are fantastic! Love this post. TFS.

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    One word. ADORABLE!

    Carmen

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    ajcabuang04 — July 4, 2010 at 3:38 pm

    I love this!! These look great!! Very festive! I love the strawberries. I’ve never worked with candy melts so I’m thinking I need to get me some!
    Would you mind checking out my blog? 😀 http://ajscookingsecrets.blogspot.com/

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