Stuffed dates are a Moroccan sweet traditionally served during Ramadan and special occasions.
Orange flower water and cinnamon are used to flavor the almond paste filling. If you prefer, you can replace the orange flower water with lemon zest. Garnish the stuffed dates as desired with granulated sugar, walnut pieces or even a little shredded coconut.
Select firm, chewy dates.
There is another similar recipe on here but doesn't have the added spices that I think make this so special. I do got this from another sight and made it for three very hungry Man-Cubs breakfast and they ALL rated it 5 stars. One called it "candy bacon" Hope you like it too. Nest time I'm thinking I'll cut back on the brown sugar as I had a LOT left over - but left it here as in the original recipe.
You can use croissant dough, pizza dough, corn bread, puff pastry, phyllo, biscuit, pie crust or kataifi (shredded phylo) or whatever you want for the cup. Vary the heat by how many seeds you leave and the hot sauce.
Kickin' and easy. Use as an appetizer or a side. If half a jalapeno is too much for you in a bit, just put the batter in mini muffin tin and place a slice of jalapeno on top (or in the middle and cheese on top).
Chicken hearts are often overlooked. If you have never tried them, do. They are really quite tender, if you don't overcook them. You can always chop them up and make a stuffing (dressing) to use them up if you don't like eating them. Does that make it easier to give them a try?
This recipe is from week 14 of my food blog, "Travel by Stove." I am attempting to cook one meal from every nation on Earth, and Aruba is my 14th stop. This simple appetizer is made with ground ham and a simple glaze of apricot-pineapple jam.