Stuffed Medjool Dates
40 medjool dates
1 cup mascarpone cheese*
½ cup Kirkland Signature™ Shelled Roasted & Salted Pistachios, chopped
⅔ cup pomegranate arils
Zest from 1 large orange
Juice from ½ large orange
Make a lengthwise slit in each date, then squeeze the ends toward each other to open the fruit and remove the pit.
Stuff each date with 1 tsp mascarpone cheese. Press 6 to 10 pomegranate arils into mascarpone cheese. Press a pinch of chopped pistachios into the mascarpone cheese in each date. Sprinkle orange zest over top of dates. Drizzle juice from ½ orange over filled dated. Chill and serve. Makes 40 stuffed dates.
Chef’s tip: If you are short on time, you can make these the night before, up through adding the pomegranate arils and pistachios. Cover and refrigerate. Zest and squeeze juice from the orange just before serving.
*You can also blend an 8-oz package of softened cream cheese, ½ cup heavy cream and 2 Tbsp softened unsalted butter to substitute for the mascarpone.
Recipe courtesy of Costco member Randy Altig (maximumliving.live)