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Medjool Date Bites

This savory-sweet appetizer can be assembled in a matter of minutes with Natural Delights® Medjool dates.

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  • 2 cups Natural Delights® Medjool dates
  • 1 large Red Apple, Jonagold, Honeycrisp, Braeburn.
  • Juice of ½ Lemon
  • 4 oz. semi hard cheese such as, Manchego or Gruyere, sliced
  • 3 oz. Prosciutto, thinly sliced, cut into 2inch pieces
  • 1 cup Arugula leaves


  1. Using a small knife cut a slice in one half of the date lengthwise. Discard pits.
  2. Core and quarter apples. Slice each quarter into thin slices. Sprinkle with lemon juice.
  3. Fill each date with a torn half or third piece of sliced cheese and a sprig of arugula.
  4. Wrap date with a small piece of prosciutto. Place on an apple slice.
  5. Arrange on a serving platter. Top with cracked black pepper if desired.

Nutritional analysis per serving:

Calories: 372, Fat: 12g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Trans Fat: .5g, Cholesterol: 32mg, Sodium: 920 mg, Potassium: 670mg, Carbohydrates: 43g, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 36g, Protein: 19g, Vitamin A:  2%, Vitamin C:  0%, Calcium:  4%, Iron:  8%

*While Medjool dates are high in natural sugars, they are low on the glycemic index thanks to a balanced amount of soluble fiber. The complex carbohydrates found in Medjool dates are digested at a slower rate, making them a source of dietary fiber and releasing energy to the body over a longer period of time.