Mascarpone & Almond-Stuffed Dates

August 21, 2009

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By Mark Bishop, Deputy Director

In the world of simple three-ingredient recipes, this is a great one. It can be used as an appetizer or a simple dessert. It’s classy, easy to make, not full of sugar, and it’s really delicious. I love the mix of flavors and textures — sweet chewy dates, smooth, creamy, mascarpone and crunchy, salty, almonds. Henry loved the dates, enjoys almonds, and as for the mascarpone – he could take it or leave it. So I guess there’s more for me to eat. You can’t win them all. 

Mascarpone & Almond-Stuffed Dates

Medjool Dates 

Mascarpone Cheese 

Chopped Almonds

Optional – zest of lemon or lime 

Cut the dates in half and remove the pits. Spoon in a bit of the mascarpone. Place a whole almond in the middle of each. Then you can sprinkle some lemon or lime zest on top for a nice citrus-y finish.

Dates