It's no secret -- I love to entertain. But one thing I've learned over the years is that you don't need to invest a lot of time, money, or frustration when creating a festive occasion. I've created an arsenal of go-to recipes and easy to assemble appetizers that I can throw together on a moment's notice. Today I'd like to share one of my favorite quick prep and guest favorite appetizers, gorgonzola stuffed dates.
- 1 package Medjool Dates
- 1 small wedge Gorgonzola cheese
Using a small, sharp knife, slice the dates lengthwise and remove the pit.
Slice the cheese into small pieces, roughly one teaspoonful in size. Stuff a piece of the cheese into each half of the date.
Serve at room temperature.
Yep, you read that right. That's really all there is too it! This dish, the perfect marriage of salty and sweet, is a always a hit at our parties and gatherings. In fact, I can't think of a time that we've had any left at the end of the night.
I've also seen these presented wrapped in bacon, which might be super tasty, but we're a no pork (and Alex a no meat) family. If you do it this way, let us know all of the deliciousness we're missing out on.
Do you have a quick and easy recipe that you frequently make when entertaining? Maybe a go to recipe that always is a crowd pleaser? If so, I'd love to hear about it. I'm always looking to add to my recipe repertoire.