Goat Cheese–Stuffed Dates
These little bites have the power of magically disappearing once you put them out on the table. The sweet dates stuffed with the tangy orange-and-thyme-scented goat cheese and topped with the tart and crunchy pomegranate seeds are almost as easy to prepare as they are to nosh on. The best part is that you can make them ahead of time and take them out right before your guests arrive.
- 24 medjool dates
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1 teaspoon orange or tangerine zest
- ½ cup soft goat cheese, set in a bowl at room temperature to soften a bit
- ¼ cup pomegranate seeds
- Pit each date by making a slit down the center and removing the pit, trying to keep the date as intact as possible. Mix the thyme and orange zest into the softened goat cheese, stirring to combine evenly. Stuff dates with about ½ teaspoon of goat cheese, give or take, to fill the date. Top each stuffed date with 2 or 3 pomegranate seeds, and place on a platter. Serve immediately or refrigerate until serving. Make sure to snag one for yourself before they disappear!