Stuffed Dates

READY IN: 15mins
Recipe by Lavender Lynn

from Epicurious June 2013

Top Review by evelynathens

These were so pretty and delicious. We make a very similar recipe in Greece. No problem eating these - with a family of 5, they were gone in minutes!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a mixing bowl, add the ground almonds, powdered sugar, and orange flower water. Add 1 Tbsp water and work into a paste. The dough should be slightly moist; add a few more drops of water (or orange flower water) if needed.
  2. If using food coloring, divide the paste into even parts, add 5 or 6 drops of a single color to each, and work inches
  3. Wipe the dates with a damp cloth. Cut a lengthwise incision across the top of each date and carefully remove the pit. Take 1 tsp or so of the almond paste, roll it between your palms into a spherical shape, and tuck inside the date. It should bulge out of the opening. Repeat with the remaining paste and dates. Garnish each date with a walnut pressed slightly edgewise into the almond paste before serving.

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