Dates Decked Out with Blue Cheese, Pomegranate, Walnut & Mint

Looking for an easy, appetizer that says, gourmet?
Try this date dish out on your guests this Christmas.
Elegant, bite sized, and delicious they are sure to send guest rockin’ around the Christmas tree!
Stuffed Dates
Dates Decked Out with Blue Cheese, Pomegranate, Walnut & Mint
Serves 8-10
Ingredients:

1/2 cup good blue cheese (stinky cheese, not your thing? Try goat’s cheese instead!)
Seeds from 1/2 a pomegranate
1 Tbs. chopped walnuts
Leaves of fresh mint for garnish
Balsamic Cream for garnish (recipe or purchase)
24 pitted dates

Preparation:

Gently remove the pits from the dates, making sure to only cut a small slit through one side of the date, carefully pushing out the pit.
Be sure to open the date a bit to make room for the filling. Next, using the end of a tiny spoon, fill each date with blue cheese.
Then top each date with a pomegranate seed or two and the walnut, pushed into the center. Arrange the stuffed dates onto a serving tray, drizzle with the balsamic cream and garnish with fresh mint.  Serve at room temperature.

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