Algerian Stuffed Dates

Randy Mayor; Jan Gautro

This combination of dusky dates and tinted marzipan is a North African tradition.

Yield: 24 dates (serving size: 1 stuffed date)
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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 50
  • Calories from fat: 17%
  • Fat: 0.9g
  • Saturated fat: 0.1g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 0.6g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.2g
  • Protein: 0.6g
  • Carbohydrate: 10.8g
  • Fiber: 0.6g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0mg
  • Iron: 0.1mg
  • Sodium: 0.0mg
  • Calcium: 7mg


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


  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.
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