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1/3 cup goat cheese
1/2 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme, chives, parsley or rosemary (optional)
12 pecan halves or nuts of choice (optional), or substitute cranberries or pomegranate seeds for a nut free option
1/2 minced garlic clove and parsley mixed into the goat cheese
1 teaspoon orange zest, 1/2 tsp cinnamon and 1/2 tablespoon rummuxed into the goat cheese. Drizzle stuffed dates with maple syrup or honey.
1 teaspoon orange zest, 1 tablespoon chives mixed into the goat cheese. Topped with chopped pistachios.
Substitute a mild blue cheese for the goat cheese and top with fresh ground pepper.
Substitute Mascarpone for the goat cheese, add 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger and top with chopped hazelnuts.
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