Gulf Fresh Date Treat

READY IN: 5mins
Recipe by UmmBinat

Perfect with Arabic coffee or tea.

Top Review by COOKGIRl

UmmBinat, I enjoyed these sweet little morsels today with homemade iced coffee. Unfortunately I couldn't remember where in town I had seen fresh dates. Instead I used good quality organic, unsulphured deglet noor dried dates and Nancy's brand (Oregon-made!) cream cheese softened to room temperature. Rose water would be a delicious addition as an afterthought...Sprinkled a light dusting of ground cardamom! Thank you!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • fresh dates, pitted and sliced in half (or soft dried whole dates)
  • puck cream cheese spread (not regular cream cheese, it's creamier, softer and tastier, found in Arab shops though Danish)


  1. Pit and separate dates into halves.
  2. Spread a little Puck cream cheese spread in the indent.
  3. Enjoy with tea or Arabic coffee!

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