It’s the day of New Year’s Eve and it’s not too late to make an elegant, delicious treat to serve with chilled champagne or prosecco. I first tasted these at a piano party and found them so delicious that I think I ate half of them on the plate!
I haven’t had them since, but saw some beautiful Medjool dates at Trader Joe’s this morning – and I already had some unopened Boursin cheese in the fridge at home. These dates have the pits in so when you slice them lengthwise, they are easy to remove. Then just cup the date and fill it with Boursin cheese. It spreads easier if it is at room temperature rather than cold and crumbly from the fridge.
That’s it! I’ve also seen recipes where a pecan half is placed on top of the cheese, or some prosciutto ham wrapped around it – but I’m not sure that would make it more tasty, just more involved.
Happy New Year – and here’s to enjoying the thought of a clean slate starting tomorrow!