Paté Stuffed Dates with Vegetarian Option

Paté Stuffed Dates with Vegetarian Variation

If you love dates, this is a great recipe. You may also substitute Foie Gras for the paté.


5 oz. brandy Extremely sinful variation

6 large Medjool dates, halved lengthwise,


2 oz. paté (goose or duck liver) or foie gras

smoked sea or kosher salt

Vegetarian variation

2 oz. fontina or other soft cheese

wrap stuffed date with a thin slice of


Macerate dates in a bowl of brandy or other sweet liqueur.

Fill each date half with a heaping .5 teaspoon of paté or foie gras.

Arrange dates on a platter.

Sprinkle each lightly with smoked salt.

Cover, air tight, and chill.

This can be prepared up to three hours ahead.

Vegetarian Variation

Replace paté with cheese

Extremely Sinful Variation

Insert toothpick to hold prosciutto in place.

Place on parchment paper covered cookie sheet

Place in 325° oven for 15 minutes

Serve warm

This recipe is from Herbs & Spice & Everything Nice Cookbook 3rd Edition. Copyright © 2003 - 2008

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