Date-Apricot Truffles

This not-too-sweet fruit dessert is a nice finishing touch for any Mediterranean-style meal. 


Makes 12 pieces; 6 servings

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Recipe Time

Prep: 20 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 112
Caloriesfromfat 14 %
Protein 1.4 g
Fat 1.8 g
Satfat 0.4 g
Carbohydrate 25 g
Fiber 2 g
Sodium 27 mg
Cholesterol 1.8 mg


8 Medjool dates (2 in. long)
1/4 cup finely chopped dried apricots
1 1/2 teaspoons honey
1 1/2 teaspoons lemon juice
1 tablespoon neufchâtel (light cream) cheese
12 salted almonds


1. Cut 8 Medjool dates (2 in. long) in half lengthwise and discard pits. Finely chop 4 date halves. In a bowl, mix chopped dates with 1/4 cup finely chopped dried apricots, 1 1/2 teaspoons honey, and 1 1/2 teaspoons lemon juice.

2. Spread 1/4 teaspoon neufchâtel (light cream) cheese (1 tablespoon total) in cut side of each date half. Mound apricot mixture equally onto cheese. Push 1 roasted, salted almond (12 total) into each mound.

Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.

October 1999
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