Date-and-Walnut Sambouseks

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10 pastries (serving size: 1 pastry)


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1 cup chopped pitted dates
1/2 cup orange juice
2 tablespoons finely chopped walnuts
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 (7.5-ounce) can refrigerated biscuit dough (10 biscuits)
Vegetable cooking spray
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 tablespoon sesame seeds


Preheat the oven to 350°. Combine chopped dates and orange juice in a medium saucepan; cover and cook over low heat for 15 minutes or until the liquid is absorbed. Remove from heat, and mash the dates with a fork until smooth. Stir in chopped walnuts, vanilla, and cinnamon.

Divide the dough into 10 biscuits. Working with 1 biscuit at a time, pat each biscuit into a 4-inch circle. Spoon about 1 tablespoon of the date mixture onto half of each circle. Fold the dough over filling, and press the edges together with a fork to seal. Place the filled pastries about 2 inches apart on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Brush the beaten egg over pastries, and sprinkle with sesame seeds.

Bake the pastries at 350° for 25 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove from pan, and let cool on a wire rack.

Created date

March 1996

Nutritional Information

Calories 163
Caloriesfromfat 20 %
Fat 3.6 g
Satfat 0.7 g
Monofat 1.5 g
Polyfat 1.1 g
Protein 3.9 g
Carbohydrate 29.8 g
Fiber 1.8 g
Cholesterol 22 mg
Iron 1 mg
Sodium 147 mg
Calcium 31 mg