Baked Dates in Cheddar-Rosemary Pastry

Baked Dates in Cheddar-Rosemary Pastry

Estimated Time: 50 Minutes - 85 Calories

Sweet crusty and chewy, very yummy snack or desset less the fat!


  • 1/2 cup butter, chilled and cut into small pieces
  • 3/4 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh rosemary leaves
  • 1 1/3 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne
  • 2 teaspoons cider vinegar
  • 48 pitted Medjool dates


  1. Pulse butter, cheddar, rosemary, flour, salt, and cayenne in a food processor until mixture resembles cornmeal. Add vinegar and 2 tbsp. very cold water and pulse just until mixture holds together. Lay a piece of plastic wrap on your counter and turn dough out onto it. Form dough into a 6-in. square, cover with more plastic wrap, and chill at least 1 hour.
  2. Preheat oven to 400°. Put chilled dough on a lightly floured surface and roll out into a 12-in. square. Cut square into 48 1- by 3-in. strips. Wrap each date with a pastry strip, then arrange on 2 baking sheets. Bake until pastry is light golden, about 15 minutes. Serve hot.
  3. Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.

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