Pistachio Stuffed Date Appetizer

This Pistachio Date Appetizer is so easy to make but they pack a very interesting punch!

I soaked the dates in white port to soften them a bit. You could use red port or orange juice or a bit of red or white wine if you don’t have white port.

Buy nice pitted dates.  I had a big bag from Costco that we were using for smoothies and other recipes.  They tasted great but they didn’t looks so appetizing.  For my next party I will ferret out some nice plump uniform dates.  I will repost photos when available.

I was also able to buy pistachios already shelled.  I got mine in my local grocery store but I know you can also buy them at Bulk Barn. That sure takes a lot of work out of the equation!

These tick a lot of boxes – gluten free, no cook, only 4 ingredients!

You can switch these up to suit your taste – sub pecans for the pistachios if you like, sub cream cheese for the goat cheese if you like.  I have not tried this but I have read that even peanut butter goes well with dates.  (Let me know if you have tried dates with peanut butter!! )

Pistachio and Goat Cheese Stuffed Dates

Pistachio Stuffed Date Appetizer

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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 24 dates


  • 24 whole pitted dates get the plumpest, most uniform dates you can find
  • 1/4 cup white Port can sub wine or orange juice
  • 3 oz goat cheese at room temperature
  • 2 Tbsps finely crushed pistachios
  • 24 whole pistachios for garnish


  • Pour port over the dates and let them steep for 20 minutes.
  • Mix goat cheese and crushed pistachios together. When dates have steeped drain off the liquid and add it to the goat cheese mixture.
  • Split each date and fill with goat cheese mixture. Top with a whole pistachio.
  • Serve at room temperature.



Calories: 38kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.05g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 14mg | Potassium: 4mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g

Pistachio Stuffed Date Appetizer

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