Cinnamon Buttered Dates, Al Rangina from Qatar

Total Time
Prep 3 mins
Cook 5 mins

Dates are one of the major foods grown in Qatar. In this adaptation, the flavors combine into a simple and straightforward treat – something for everyday living. From: Global Table Adventure


  1. Arrange the dates on a pretty plate.
  2. Melt the butter and whisk in the flour and cinnamon and cook for a few minutes until thickened into a gravy like sauce (whisk constantly).
  3. Now, spoon the buttery cinnamon mixture over and around the dates.
  4. Let the warm sauce cool to room temperature, then dust like crazy with as much powdered sugar as you can stand.
Most Helpful

I realized I've made a similar recipe found on the site. I infused the cinnamon<br/>with the butter and reduced the flour to make the sauce more pourable. If you use<br/>the full amount of flour it makes the sauce taste too grainy in my opinion. I tested with medjool dates. For color when taking the photo, I added a light garnish of fresh orange zest. Easy, pretty and delicious! Thanks for posting the recipe. Made for Welcome to Qatar!

COOKGIRl May 10, 2013

We love this, DD1 (5 years old) DD2 (18 nmonths) and I. ! I made ours gluten free using a store bought gluten free flour mix, Al-Madina dates (Saudi), clarified organic sea salted butter, fake cinnamon (powdered cassia bark), and to top it off our healthy selves can`t stand any of that corn starch powdered sugar so we added none! Made for Welcome to Qatar! May 2013.

UmmBinat May 10, 2013

This was delicious & very easy. I was surprised how much 10x I could add without it being to sweet. It was delicious! Dh thought it would be good over ice cream but the sauce hardened & cracked. He thinks it would work better over ice cream if the dates were chopped first. I agree with reducing the flour to make the sauce less grainy. Made for Welcome to Qatar!

Elmotoo May 10, 2013