Date-Apricot Truffles

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

Yield: Makes 12 pieces; 6 servings
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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 112
  • Calories from fat: 14%
  • Protein: 1.4g
  • Fat: 1.8g
  • Saturated fat: 0.4g
  • Carbohydrate: 25g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Sodium: 27mg
  • Cholesterol: 1.8mg


  • 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. 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. 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.
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