Algerian Stuffed Dates

Algerian Stuffed Dates Recipe
Randy Mayor; Jan Gautro
This combination of dusky dates and tinted marzipan is a North African tradition.

Worthy of a special occasion


24 dates (serving size: 1 stuffed date)

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Nutritional Information

Calories 50
Caloriesfromfat 17 %
Fat 0.9 g
Satfat 0.1 g
Monofat 0.6 g
Polyfat 0.2 g
Protein 0.6 g
Carbohydrate 10.8 g
Fiber 0.6 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Iron 0.1 mg
Sodium 0.0 mg
Calcium 7 mg


24 Medjool dates (about 1 pound)
2 drops green food coloring (optional)
2/3 cup marzipan (almond paste)
2 teaspoons powdered sugar


Cut a lengthwise slit down the center, but not through, each date; remove seeds.

Sprinkle food coloring over marzipan, if desired; gently knead 4 to 5 times or until color is incorporated into marzipan. Divide marzipan mixture evenly among dates; stuff into slits. Sprinkle with powdered sugar.


May 2001
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