Today I’m sharing a delicious and easy holiday appetizer recipe for all those parties! Let me tell you, I cannot believe we are already at December 14th. I have so many things to finalize before Christmas: Gifts to buy and ones to wrap, cleaning my house before the visit comes. I am sure you understand my situation, and maybe you are in the same boat. The festivities start on the 18th until the 27th. I have a large family and the holidays are the perfect time to get together. A holiday gathering says food, right? Since I will be attending many and hosting some, I have to prepare easy dishes and yummy holiday appetizers. I have been doing some recipe testing, and one of my favorites is filled dates with ricotta and Patak’s Canada Mango Chutney.
My family loves dates and cheese and is a huge fan of Mango Chutney. Last year, I made this delicious holiday appetizer: Holiday Appetizer Recipe: Chutney, Cheese & Cranberry Bites and they loved the yummy flavor Chutney added. I decided to go again with this delicious flavor. I will be testing a new flavor Patak’s Canada added to its line: Major Grey Chutney. As a Cultured Kitchen Ambassador with Pataks, I got to try it out! It is a thick mango chutney with a distinctive taste of ginger. It is a pure delight to the palate. Let’s see how you can impress your guests.
Ricotta & Mango Chutney Stuffed Dates Holiday Appetizer Recipe
The idea of this appetizer was inspired by one of my friends. She made Ricotta-Stuffed Bacon-Wrapped Dates for her birthday party. It was so good. All the guests (And I mean ALL OF THEM) loved this holiday appetizer. I decided to prepare a variation of this dish. I did not add bacon as I did not want it to override the mango chutney taste. Besides, my variation does not require baking, contrary to my friend’s dish. It’s a win-win situation.
- 25 Medjool dates (adjust quantity to the number of guests)
- 1/3 cup of Ricotta cheese
- 2 TBSP of Major Grey Chutney.
- 1/4 cup of mixed nuts
- In a small bowl, mix Ricotta cheese with Mango Chutney
- Remove the pits from the dates:
- Cut them in half (Make sure not to separate the two halves)
- Remove the pits using either a knife or your bare hands (clean of course)
- Using a small spoon, fill the date with Ricotta and mango chutney
- Top with almonds or your favorite nuts
- You can also top your crackers with the mixture. It adds a nice variation to your appetizer plate.
Voilà! As easy as that and totally delicious. Mango Chutney adds a delicious flavor to the plain Ricotta Cheese. The almonds (or nuts) add a nice crunch to your appetizer. And this appetizer takes only minutes to prepare.
Have you ever used Patak’s Canada Mango Chutney before? What is your favorite holiday appetizer recipe that really pleases a crowd?
Disclosure: I am part of The Cultured Kitchen Ambassador program in partnership with Patak’s Canada and Blue Dragon Canada, and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own.