Salty, tangy Gorgonzola is the perfect counterpoint to the sweetness of the dates. The crowning walnut adds texture and visual appeal. These are rich. 3-4 per person is ample. Reduce as needed. This is pretty simple, so just keep the proportions the same and you'll be OK. Don't overfill the dates.
- 3 oz cream cheese, softened (low-fat ok)
- 3 oz good Gorgonzola, crumbled
- 1 Tbs orange juice
- 8 oz pkg pitted dates (about 36 dates)
- 36 walnut pieces
Separate the dates along the slits used to pit them. You may occasionally need to create an opening using a paring knife. Squeeze about a teaspoon of the cheese mixture into each date and top with a walnut piece.
May be made one day ahead and refrigerated. Serve at room temperature.