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    Stuffed Medjool Dates with Blue Cheese and Pistachios

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      These Medjool dates stuffed with blue cheese and pistachios are a dessert revelation.

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    Celiac.com 09/05/2020 - Looking for a dessert idea that is as simple and easy as it is original and delicious? These stuffed Medjool dates are not only gluten-free, they are naturally sweet and tasty. The blue cheese and the pistachios take them to a whole other level. Sit back and enjoy this rich, decadent dessert. I buy my dates at Trader Joe's, but you can find them at many natural foods and Middle Eastern markets.


    • 8-12 Medjool dates, pitted
    • 2 ounces Blue Cheese
    • ½ cup Pistachios, shelled

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    Open each date, and stuff with blue cheese, pistachios, or both, as desired. 

    Close dates slightly.

    Arrange on a plate.


    Serves 3-4.

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    Actually almost no blue cheeses are made using the original method of using moldy bread as a culture (maybe none). This was not reliable in terms of the outcome. Now possibly all cheese makers use cultures they grow in a lab, instead of relying on old moldy bread from a cave. Over the 25 years this site's been online we've never heard of any major companies that use the traditional method, yet the rumors that it could contain gluten persist.

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  • About Me

    Scott Adams was diagnosed with celiac disease in 1994, and, due to the nearly total lack of information available at that time, was forced to become an expert on the disease in order to recover. In 1995 he launched the site that later became Celiac.com to help as many people as possible with celiac disease get diagnosed so they can begin to live happy, healthy gluten-free lives.  He is co-author of the book Cereal Killers, and founder and publisher of the (formerly paper) newsletter Journal of Gluten Sensitivity. In 1998 he founded The Gluten-Free Mall which he sold in 2014. Celiac.com does not sell any products, and is 100% advertiser supported.

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