This is a really easy ‘recipe’. I put ‘recipe’ in quotes, because this requires no cooking, can be made in advance, and it really simple.
I made this when I hosted Christmas Eve for the first time last year. I was having 20+ people at my house for dinner and I wanted an appetizer that I could make in advance, that didn’t require space in the already full oven.
This recipe from Giada De Laurentiis fit the bill.
I’m linking to it here, because it’s not originally mine, and I didn’t make any changes to it (other than subsisting whatever dates I could find at the food store, since the specified variety weren’t available).
The savory taste of the cheeses, the sweetness of the dates, and the saltiness of the prosciutto was an awesome combination. I was really happy with how these turned out.
Tip- I skewered mine with a toothpick because some of the prosciutto wasn’t staying around the dates, and because it made it easier for people to pick them up off the platter with their fingers!
Tip #2- When I ran out of prosciutto, I had leftover ingredients. Since I had some vegetarian guests, I made some cheese-stuffed dates without. They were still very yummy.