Stuffed Dates are such an easy and delicious appetizer and today I’m showing you how to make cream cheese stuffed dates TWO different ways: a sweet and savory version! Great for holidays or even just late night snacking.

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dates stuffed with cream cheese, pecans and others stuffed with sun dried tomatoes

Today I’m partnering up with Natural Delights to bring you this simple and delicious holiday (or anytime) appetizer! I had originally planned to share the pumpkin spice cream cheese version but loved the idea of also doing a savory version.

So, today I’m showing you how to make herbed cream cheese and sun dried tomato stuffed dates as well as pumpkin spice and pecan stuffed dates. They’re both super simple and so so delicious!

plate filled with stuffed dates and a green natural Delights container filled with pitted fresh medjool dates

I’m using the Natural Delights PITTED Fresh Medjool Dates for this recipe. LOVE the ease of these because while dates are easy to pit, I’m often rather lazy and love how simple it is to be able to grab these out of the box and eat right away without any prep or anything. I’ve been known to snack on a few of these late at night.

large plate filled with cream cheese stuffed dates. pumpkins in the corner

To make these stuffed dates, we’re going to simply make our cream cheese mixtures in then divide it evenly among the dates.

For the pumpkin spice cream cheese: mix together cream cheese, pumpkin pie spice, maple syrup, and pumpkin. Stuff that in your dates and add in a pecan.

For the garlic chive cream cheese: mix together the chives, cream cheese, onion powder and garlic powder. Stuff that in your dates and add in a sun dried tomato.

dates stuffed with cream cheese, pecans and others stuffed with sun dried tomatoes

You might not expect these flavors to all gong together but when you try it out, it just WORKS and I love it so much.

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See how to make the Cream Cheese Stuffed Dates here:

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Stuffed Dates: 2 Ways!


  • Author: Brita Britnell
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 20 dates 1x
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Description

These Stuffed Dates are so simple to make and can be made sweet OR savory. Great as an appetizer or even a healthy snack!


Scale

Ingredients

  • 12 ounces of dates (about 20 dates)

For the pumpkin spice cream cheese:*

  • 2 ounces of cream cheese (vegan as desired), softened
  • 1 tablespoon of brown sugar
  • ¼ cup of canned pumpkin
  • 1 teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice
  • Splash of vanilla extract
  • 20 pecan halves

For the garlic chive cream cheese:

  • 4 ounces of cream cheese (vegan as desired), softened
  • 2 tablespoons of chives
  • ½ teaspoon of garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon of onion powder
  • 20 small sun dried tomatoes

Instructions

  1. Make sure that all of the dates are pitted.
  2. Choose your cream cheese flavor and mix together all of the ingredients until full combined.
  3. Stuff the dates with the cream cheese and (depending on the flavor) either the pecans or the sun dried tomatoes, one in each date.
  4. Serve and enjoy!

Notes

*this cream cheese recipes make enough to fill ALL 20 of the dates. If you want to make both of the cream cheese recipes, either double your amount of dates or cut the cream cheese recipes in half.

  • Category: appetizer
  • Cuisine: american

Keywords: stuffed dates, cream cheese stuffed dates, healthy appetizer