Stuffed dates with nuts and cream

Moushira Abdel-Malek, Tuesday 21 Apr 2020

Stuffed dates with nuts and cream
Stuffed dates with nuts and cream

Serves 6-8



250-300 gm soft dried dates (halved, pitted)

100 gm blanched almonds (halved or slivered) 

100 gm shelled pistachios   

30 mls orange juice

200 mls sweetened whipped cream (crème chantilly)

Zest of half an orange

Half a handful of pomegranates 



In a large bowl; add juice and cream.  Blend gently by means of a hand whisk; just for a few seconds, to integrate and mix together.  Refrigerate covered.  Meanwhile, crush finely; in an electric grinder, both almonds and pistachios, to almost powdered.  Mix with cream and juice.  Spoon an adequate quantity of this mixture; into each half of prepared date halves.  Top each half with a few pomegranate arils.  Serve after iftar.  RAMADAN KAREEM .. !!!


*A version of this article appears in print in the  23 April, 2020 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly

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