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Roasted Dates Stuffed with Pine Nuts in Honey

Rated as 5 out of 5 Stars

"From the volumes of Apicius, this splendid yet curious ancient dish from 1st century A.D. Roman brings together the tastes of honey, fruit, and nuts that can be served as a dessert after dinner."
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1 h servings 225
Original recipe yields 16 servings


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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a baking dish.
  2. Soak pine nuts in a bowl with white wine and 1/4 cup honey to infuse flavor, at least 30 minutes. Drain.
  3. Mix Gorgonzola cheese and pine nuts together in a bowl. Spread dates open slightly; season the inside of each date with black pepper. Spoon Gorgonzola mixture into each date. Season the outside of each date with salt.
  4. Arrange stuffed dates in a baking dish. Cover with 1 cup honey.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven until warmed, about 10 minutes. Transfer cooked dates to a serving platter. Garnish with almonds.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 225 calories; 7.6 37.7 4.4 6 55 Full nutrition

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Such a crowd-pleaser! I used feta and walnuts instead and drizzled about 1 tablespoon each of honey and butter over the top before roasting.

yes I brought it to my class as a treat and they all loved it.