How to make Stuffed Dates -

A Lebanese dessert, dates stuffed with cheese stuffing topped with roasted almond.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe has featured on the show Khanakhazana.

Main Ingredients : Dates (खजूर), Almonds (आलमंड/बादाम)

Cuisine : Middle Eastern

Course : Snacks and Starters

Stuffed Dates

Stuffed Dates Recipe Card


Middle Eastern cuisine comprises of food eaten by the people of the various countries of the Middle East. The cuisine of the region is diverse while having a degree of homogeneity.  Some commonly used ingredients include olives and olive oil, pitas, honey, sesame seeds, dates, sumac, chickpeas, mint and parsley.

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Sweet

Ingredients for Stuffed Dates Recipe

  • Dates 12-16

  • Almonds

  • Lemon rind 1 teaspoon

  • Almonds 12-16

  • Ricotta cheese 100 grams

  • Castor sugar (caster sugar) 2 tablespoons


Step 1

Slit dates carefully and remove the seeds. Gently open them and set aside. Finely grate lemon rind.

Step 2

Roast almonds and keep aside. Mix ricotta cheese and castor sugar well. You can use cream cheese or fresh chenna, well mashed, instead of ricotta cheese. Add a pinch of lemon rind and mix.

Step 3

Make a cone with butter paper, put the cheese stuffing into it and pipe it into the date slits. Place an almond on top of the cheese in each date.

Step 4

You can use blanched almonds or cashewnuts or walnuts too. Instead of dates you can stuff prunes (dried apricots) similarly.

Step 5

Serve at room temperature.

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