Dates in Spiced Wine
Yield: 4 Servings
With a sharp knife, make a small cut lengthwise in the top of each date and remove the pit.
Lightly toast the almonds and walnuts in a small, dry nonstick skillet over medium-low heat. Using a teaspoon, fill the dates with the nut mixture.
Simmer the wine, honey, and pepper in a small saucepan over medium heat for about 15 minutes. Place the dates, cut side up, in the pan and continue to simmer until warm, about 5 minutes.
Serve the warm dates with the cheese wedges and top with a sprinkle of sea salt and lemon zest.