Baked Dates filled with Creamy Goat Brie Cheese

appetizers, cheese, vegetarian 1 Comment
This is what heaven would taste like!

There is something so incredible about the Savory, Salty and Sweet 
flavors all coming together in one orgasmic bite!

I recently had dinner at Nob Hill Grille, a favorite neighborhood restaurant of mine that specializes in using local and seasonal ingredients.

I went with my dear friend Kate who used to work there- now she is pregnant and about to pop at any moment! So exciting!
The appetizer we ordered which inspired this entry was the Baked Dates filled with local Bay Area, Point Reyes Blue Cheese.  
Since our dinner at N.H.G. I have not been able to get the dates out of my mind!
I decided it was time to take action and whip them up for myself…
I walked 20 minutes to the nearest health foods store, bought 4 Medjool Dates, creamy goat cheese, a fresh baguette and a bottle of Chardonnay.
Now that I’ve walked 40 minutes I feel I deserve hot cheesy dates, a loaf of bread and a bottle of wine- for lunch :)
This dish is so simply and so tasty- you have to make it!
These make a perfect appetizer for a party or a small lunch for yourself!
The key is to enjoy them hot out of the oven, smothered onto fresh baked crostini
Preheat oven to 350
You’ll need a little dish oven proof and suitable to hold the dates snug
Ingredients:
As many Medjool dates you care to devour 
Cheese of your choice (creamier the better: goat, brie, blue)
 I grated fresh Parmigiano on top
Baguette sliced, drizzled with olive oil and salt 
(crackers are fine too)
Add a little water to the dish dish before putting them into the oven.
This is a trick that helps keep them moist!
Bake your dates for about 12 minutes.  
Add your bread to the oven for the last few minutes.

One Response to Baked Dates filled with Creamy Goat Brie Cheese

Erin

WOW this looks delicious. I want to eat the pictures! I love creamy melty cheeses! Definitely going to have to try this one…

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