This dish of dates stuffed with chopped nuts is a 'home style treat' that was once savored in ancient Rome. You can replace the pine nuts with almonds if you prefer.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Stuff dates with chopped nuts: the nuts are inserted into the space left by the pit.

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  • Place dates in a small pan. Sprinkle with pepper if desired. Add wine, then drizzle honey over dates. Cook over medium heat until the skins begin to peel off the fruit. Transfer dates to a serving dish, and allow to cool slightly before serving.

Nutrition Facts

192 calories; 4.4 g total fat; 0 mg cholesterol; 2 mg sodium. 37.7 g carbohydrates; 2.7 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
03/30/2009
This was kind of tricky to make. The dates are messy to stuff and the next time I make them I'll put them onto a dish lined with wax paper so that they don't stick so bad. These don't look too pretty but they're very tasty. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/30/2009
This was kind of tricky to make. The dates are messy to stuff and the next time I make them I'll put them onto a dish lined with wax paper so that they don't stick so bad. These don't look too pretty but they're very tasty. Read More
(23)
Rating: 5 stars
03/30/2009
This was kind of tricky to make. The dates are messy to stuff and the next time I make them I'll put them onto a dish lined with wax paper so that they don't stick so bad. These don't look too pretty but they're very tasty. Read More
(23)
Rating: 5 stars
02/20/2008
Very good everyone liked them. My only gripe is that they stuck to that pan and the plate......... they needed to be pried off with a knife! Maybe my ratio of honey was off so I will try again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/06/2008
This was amazing! I didn't grind up the nuts -- just stuffed them in whole. Also used much less wine and honey than called for and it was still plenty. I served this with little toothpicks stuck in and it was beautiful and delicious. The only thing I'm not sure of is whether this should be served as a side dish or dessert! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/29/2004
I give 5 for flavour but I'd deduct one for the time-consuming preparations. We enjoyed these with the peppery honey glaze... it does lend a touch. Great unusual snack! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/21/2003
My friends and family LOVE these. I now have to keep dates on my shopping list as it is so often requested! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/12/2010
so easy and so delicious. also did with maple syrup once instead of honey! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/11/2010
Definitely a super sweet treat (it's dates poached in honey after all!) but it was so delicious! I made this with a friend and she stuffed the dates with the pine nuts and apparently that was the hardest part about the recipe. Otherwise it was simple only calls for a few ingredients and is a sweet accompaniment to a lineup of more savory bites to eat. Will make again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/11/2010
delicious but I crowded the pan with too many and they were messy! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/18/2007
A little unusual at first but very addictive. In the future I'll just stir in the pine nuts. Stuffing the dates is what takes up all of your time. Read More
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