You might be scratching your head at this recipe – Dates with Goat Cheese, Prosciutto and Truffle Honey – I know it doesn’t sound spectacular, especially if you’ve never sampled truffle honey. I urge you to try it. make it earlier in the day, sauté the dates, drizzle with honey and you have an amazing appetizer people will talk about for ages!
This recipe comes from a local wine bar. I almost passed it up on the menu but I was so intrigued by the truffle honey. The chef was so gracious, he came out and explained how to make it and even sent us home a jar of his homemade truffle honey. I had no idea what a gift that was until the wine bar closed and I had to search out another source. Never fear, if you don’t have a source for truffle honey you can use the plain version but the truffle lends a touch of elegance.
This is one of our favorite appetizers. It’s always a hit – even if people think they don’t like dates. There is something magical in the combination and I urge you to try it.
Dates with Goat Cheese, Prosciutto and Truffle Honey
This recipe comes from one of our favorite wine bars. I almost passed it up on the menu but I was so intrigued by the truffle honey. This has become one of our all time favorite appetizers. It can even be served as a first course. This is always a hit - even if people think they don't like dates. There is something magical in the combination and I urge you to try it.
- 12 Medjool Dates
- 3 oz Goat Cheese
- 3 oz Prosciutto
- 1 Tablespoons Olive Oil
- 1 oz Truffle Honey for drizzling
If the dates contain pits, slit them lengthwise and pop out the pit with a knife. Stuff each date with about 1/2 - 1 Teaspoon of goat cheese making sure you can close the date around the cheese. Divide the prosciutto lengthwise and wrap each date with a strip of the prosciutto then secure with a tooth pick.
Film a skillet with the olive oil and heat over a medium flame. Add a few of the wrapped dates and sauté to crisp the prosciutto and heat the date and melt the goat cheese. Remove the dates to a plate and hold them in a warmed oven.
When all of the dates are crisped, remove the plate from the oven and drizzle with the truffle honey. Serve immediately.