Stuffed Medjoul Dates | Easy No Cook Recipes

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These delicious stuffed dates are quick and easy to make, and are a delicious snack that requires very little effort! Choose from four different flavors, all equally delicious. They are perfect for Ramadan, Christmas, or any occasion!

 

Yields20 Servings
Prep Time1 hr
For The Almond Paste
 1 kg Medjoul Dates
 ½ kg Almonds
 125 g Granulated sugar
 1 tbsp Sofened butter ( room temperature )
 ½ tbsp Vanilla Extract
 1 Pinch mastic, or gum arabic powder, optional
 ½ cup Orange flower water
For the decoration
 2 food color (Orange and pistachio flavours)
 Crushed almond
 Drops of chocolate
 ¼ Cup Orange flower water
Blanch and peel the almonds
1

Bring some water to a boil in a small pot, add the almonds and leave to boil for one or two minutes.

2

Then remove the almonds from the heat and drain, while the almonds are still warm, remove the skin by pinching individual almonds between your forefinger and thumb.

3

Leave the skinned almonds to cool.

Make the almond paste
4

Process the almonds in a food processor until the almonds are a powdery mixture that is moist enough to pack.

5

Add the orange flower water, sugar, vanilla extract, butter and a pinch of mastic, and continue processing until a smooth paste form around the blade ( for this recipe i mixed the dough by hand).

6

Remove the paste from the processor and if desired, divide and color the paste by kneading a drop or two of food color into each portion ( i used orange and pistachio flavors).

Stuff the dates
7

Roll small cylinders of almond paste the same length as your dates ( betewen 15-17g it depends to your dates diameter), but only about 1/3 the diameter.

8

Take a date, make a vertical cut deep enough to remove the pit, but not so deep as to cut the date in half.

9

Discard the pit, insert a cylinder of almond paste, and press the sides of the date firmly around the paste, while leaving a portion of paste exposed.

10

Repeat with the remaining dates and almond paste.

Garnish the dates
11

Grease the exposed paste with Orange flower water.

12

Roll the stuffed date in crushed almonds or drops of chocolate.

Ingredients

For The Almond Paste
 1 kg Medjoul Dates
 ½ kg Almonds
 125 g Granulated sugar
 1 tbsp Sofened butter ( room temperature )
 ½ tbsp Vanilla Extract
 1 Pinch mastic, or gum arabic powder, optional
 ½ cup Orange flower water
For the decoration
 2 food color (Orange and pistachio flavours)
 Crushed almond
 Drops of chocolate
 ¼ Cup Orange flower water

Directions

Blanch and peel the almonds
1

Bring some water to a boil in a small pot, add the almonds and leave to boil for one or two minutes.

2

Then remove the almonds from the heat and drain, while the almonds are still warm, remove the skin by pinching individual almonds between your forefinger and thumb.

3

Leave the skinned almonds to cool.

Make the almond paste
4

Process the almonds in a food processor until the almonds are a powdery mixture that is moist enough to pack.

5

Add the orange flower water, sugar, vanilla extract, butter and a pinch of mastic, and continue processing until a smooth paste form around the blade ( for this recipe i mixed the dough by hand).

6

Remove the paste from the processor and if desired, divide and color the paste by kneading a drop or two of food color into each portion ( i used orange and pistachio flavors).

Stuff the dates
7

Roll small cylinders of almond paste the same length as your dates ( betewen 15-17g it depends to your dates diameter), but only about 1/3 the diameter.

8

Take a date, make a vertical cut deep enough to remove the pit, but not so deep as to cut the date in half.

9

Discard the pit, insert a cylinder of almond paste, and press the sides of the date firmly around the paste, while leaving a portion of paste exposed.

10

Repeat with the remaining dates and almond paste.

Garnish the dates
11

Grease the exposed paste with Orange flower water.

12

Roll the stuffed date in crushed almonds or drops of chocolate.

Stuffed Medjoul Dates | Easy No Cook Recipes

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