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Algerian Stuffed Dates

Randy Mayor; Jan Gautro
Yield 24 dates (serving size: 1 stuffed date)
This combination of dusky dates and tinted marzipan is a North African tradition.

Ingredients

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

Nutrition 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

How to Make It

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

  2. 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.