Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Stuffed Dates

I was searching for an appropriate Middle Eastern dessert, which would not involve baking, to end my Falafel dinner, when I came upon the concept of stuffed dates. Simple, sweet, healthful, cooling. Perfect.

Stuffed Dates
Pitted dates
Toasted whole almonds
Confectioners sugar

Stuff each date with an almond then roll in confectioners sugar. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.

After a few hours of refrigeration, the dates began to absorb and moisturize the sugar, making it glaze-like, rather than powdery like they initially were.



Delicious with a cup of coffee.

8 comments:

  1. yum and this would be fun to make with my granddaughter. Thanks.

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  2. Oh that sounds so good! Did you use dried dates for this?
    Around Christmas time I always buy date rolls with almonds and coconut and these remind me of them. Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Susi, yes I did. I bought a package of Sunsweet dates at the regular grocery store. They were moist, juicy, and quite good.

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  4. those look so interesting. what's funny is that if you didn't say they were made with dates, i might have thought it was something else entirely

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  5. Thanks Rocquie, that's what I have in my pantry, leftover from my date ice cream. I will give them a try :o)

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  6. Rocquie, your stuffed date post just pinged something in my brain and I was brought back to Christmas with Mama in her kitchen. I might have been 10-12. I was helping her stuff dates with pecans and roll them in powdered sugar. Thank you.

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  7. Rocquie, I just wanted to let you know, that I made a few the other day since I had everything on hand and they are FANTASTIC! In fact, I'm enjoying a couple right now with my morning coffee and you were correct, that works very well together. Thanks for sharing this!

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  8. Love your middle-eastern theme these days. Dates with almonds are amongst one of my favorite things. Another great combination of flavors is dates stuffed with candied orange peel; they're completely delicious!

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