Stuffed dates create a big bang for the buck in terms of time investment. They take roughly 10 minutes from start to finish, but taste much more complex. I made these in 2 versions – 1 version used goat cheese and the second version used non-dairy cream cheese to accommodate someone with a dairy sensitivity. Either one works so use whichever you’d like.
Pistachios give a savoriness to the dates to counterbalance their sweetness. Pecans could be substituted, but the saltiness of the pistachios does seem to elevate the final product.