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Date-Apricot Truffles

Prep time 20 mins
Yield Makes 12 pieces; 6 servings
This not-too-sweet fruit dessert is a nice finishing touch for any Mediterranean-style meal. 

Ingredients

  • 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

Nutrition 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

How to Make It

  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.

  3. Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.