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Some goat cheese stuffed dates arranged on a white platter against a white backsplash.
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Goat Cheese Stuffed Dates

These goat cheese stuffed dates are an easy and delicious vegetarian appetizer for Christmas, New Year's Eve, and other special occasions. Dates stuffed with goat cheese have the perfect balance of sweet and savory flavors.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6
Calories: 214kcal


  • 12 Medjool dates
  • 2/3 cup goat cheese (or substitute vegan cheese)
  • 12 pecan halves
  • 1 tablespoon fresh chopped chives
  • Pinch of salt
  • Pinch of pepper


  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Pit the medjool dates (if not already pitted) and use your fingers to coax the dates into a bowl shape.
  • Stuff each date with 1/2 teaspoon of goat cheese.
  • Add a sprinkle of chopped chives on top of the goat cheese.
  • Press a single pecan half into each date.
  • Sprinkle salt and pepper on top of the dates.
  • Place the stuffed dates on a baking sheet and bake at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 10 minutes, then serve.


  • These goat cheese stuffed dates can be prepared in advance and stored in the fridge until you're ready to serve them.
  • You can substitute other cheeses, nuts, or seeds according to your preference.


Serving: 2stuffed dates | Calories: 214kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 86mg | Potassium: 352mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 32g | Vitamin A: 334IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 65mg | Iron: 1mg