Thursday, December 13, 2012

THE LATE STEPHEN HILL'S FAVORITE CHEESE DATE GOODIES

The late gospel music singer and minister shared this recipe of his wife's several years ago.  It is easy and tasty.

Pastry:
1 stick butter
1 tsp salt
2 cups sharp cheddar cheese
dash of red pepper to taste
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

Grate cheese and mix other ingredients until dough can be rolled.  (A food processor makes this so easy.)  Roll out and cut with a small biscuit cutter.

Filling:
1 pkg (8-oz) chopped dates
1/4 cup water
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Cut dates into small pieces and mix with the water and sugar and cook until thick and fairly dry.  Cool; add walnuts. 

To assemble, put a small amount of the filling on half the cheese biscuit.  Fold over the other side and mash edges together.  Bake at 325 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes.

Yield: 2 to 3 dozen

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