Monday, October 25, 2021

MONDAY RECIPE POST - HEALTHY GOAT CHEESE STUFFED DATES

I have had this in my collection for a very long time and have made it before.  People always seem to enjoy it, and so do we.  When I looked for the original recipe to give you a link, it had unfortunately been taken down.   Added note: After reading the comments, I know goat cheese is not for everyone's taste but perhaps cream cheese would be a good substitute.


Healthy Goat Cheese Stuffed Dates - 4 servings

Serving size: 6 dates - approximately 271 calories per serving.

If you are following a Weight Watcher's program they are 8 points per serving.


24 small pitted dates (use 4 per person)
4 ozs. soft goat cheese, softened for just a few seconds in the microwave (start with 10 seconds)
4 teaspoons honey
24 walnut pieces

Make a lengthwise slit in each date.  The ones I bought had the stone still in them but they were easy to remove.

Use a small teaspoon to fill with cheese.  Place a walnut on top and lightly press.  Drizzle with honey.  Serve immediately or refrigerate until ready to serve.

Remove from fridge 30 minutes before serving to allow the cheese to soften.


This made a lovely appetizer.

I made this recipe before 10.00 a.m., covered with foil and refrigerated.  I added the honey just before serving.  A glass of Meiomi Pinot Noir went very nicely with it.  I am no connoisseur and one might have a different opinion.  I only mention the wine because it has been my favorite red for several years. 

This appetizer is always well-received and we have always enjoyed it.  

I can't think of anything else other than to thank you for visiting, and to wish you all a happy week.



34 comments:

  1. Growing up, my grandma made dates stuffed with fondant. This would be the healthy version.

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  2. That does sound good. Very good. Thank you.

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  3. They look nice Denise. My late mum used to stuff prunes, but not for me!

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    1. Thank you Margaret. That sounds good too. I do like prunes but dates are my favorite.

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  4. Hello,
    I have never tried dates, the recipe does sound yummy.
    Have a great day and a happy new week!

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    1. Thank you Eileen, I have dried chopped dates in my breakfast oatmeal. I've also had sticky toffee pudding and that has dates. You have a great day and happy new week also :)

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  5. I am sure I would love this but Nigel will not go near goat's cheese and I dare not even have it in the fridge!
    Now winter has arrived I hope to keep up more with blogs, sorry summer was a busy time for me with the garden and the kitchen.
    Keep safe Diane

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    1. I would imagine you have some amazing cheeses in France Diane. I remember them from our Normandy trip back in 2014. And the breads were amazing also. I must be hungry, lol! All the best and keep safe too :)

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  6. Sounds interesting. When I first saw the top picture I thought it was something with eggs

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    1. Thanks Ann :) I can see why you thought that :)

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  7. Sorry!! I stopped at the title. Goat cheese is not for me. Ever.

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    1. Ah yes, not everyone likes goat cheese. Cream cheese perhaps? Thanks Anni :)

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    1. Muito obrigado! Um abraço e continuou boa semana :)

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  9. Thanks for this recipe, it looks delicious!

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    1. You are very welcome Christine, and thank you :)

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  10. This sounds interesting. I have never had goat cheese. Wonder what it tastes like. But I love cream cheese and always eat them with Ritz crackers for breakfast. There are so many flavors of cream cheese. I love vegetable cream cheese as well as the strawberry cream cheese. Blueberry cream cheese is also good.

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    1. I wish I could give you some to try. Cream cheese and Ritz crackers is a nice combination. It would also make a good substitute for the goat cheese in this recipe. I have had the vegetable cream cheese but not the fruit. They sound very yummy.

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  11. I love goat cheese.. I'll try your recipe.

    Thank you for sharing

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    1. Wonderful Tanza, you are very welcome and thank you, I hope you like it.

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  12. These sound delicious. I love dates and walnuts for sure and the cheese would add a nice dimension. Happy Monday to you.

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    1. Thank you Ellen, happy you like the sound of this recipe. Happy Tuesday to you :)

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  13. This is a lovely recipe, Denise. I'm sure I would enjoy it! I am a rat and enjoy goat cheese. What a great appetizer. Thank you for sharing.

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    1. You are very welcome Martha Ellen and you made me smile. I love a variety of cheeses. Thank you :)

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    1. Yes, it's time for me to put it on the shopping list again :) Thanks Jenn!

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    1. Hi Jeanie and thank you, glad you think so :)

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