Sometimes the most perfect and satisfying flavors come from simplicity. Mom's Perfect Stuffed Dates are easy to whip up and combine simple ingredients into one fantastic Thanksgiving appetizer; sweet dates come together with tangy goat cheese and the crunch of pistachios. With just a touch of seasoning, Mom's Perfect Stuffed Dates will have your friends and loved ones begging for the recipe. Whether or not you want to share is up to you!
Ingredients• 24 Medjool dates, slit lengthwise and pitted • 4 ounces goat cheese, soft • 3 tablespoons pistachios, crushed • sea salt, to taste • ground black pepper, to taste • smoked paprika, to taste • honey, optional, to taste
Open the dates, making V-shaped bowls.
Fill each date with goat cheese, trying to make sure each one gets an equal amount.
Sprinkle the crushed pistachios on top of the goat cheese.
Top each with a light sprinkle of salt, pepper, and paprika, being careful not to add too much as it can overpower the flavors of the dates and goat cheese.
Drizzle on a bit of honey, if desired.