Dulcia Domestica

    35 mins

    This dish of dates stuffed with chopped nuts is a 'home style treat' that was once savoured in ancient Rome. You can replace the pine nuts with almonds if you prefer.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 12 pitted dates
    • 1/4 cup (28g) chopped, toasted pine nuts
    • 3 tablespoons (45ml) red wine
    • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
    • 1/4 cup (85g) honey

    Prep:5min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:35min 

    1. Stuff dates with chopped nuts: the nuts are inserted into the space left by the pit.
    2. Place dates in a small pan. Sprinkle with pepper if desired. Add wine, then drizzle honey over dates. Cook over medium heat until the skins begin to peel off the fruit. Transfer dates to a serving dish, and allow to cool slightly before serving.

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    This was kind of tricky to make. The dates are messy to stuff, and the next time I make them, I'll put them onto a dish lined with wax paper so that they don't stick so bad. These don't look too pretty, but they're very tasty.  -  26 Mar 2009  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Very good , everyone liked them. My only gripe is that they stuck to that pan and the plate ......... they needed to be pried off with a knife ! Maybe my ratio of honey was off so I will try again.  -  14 Feb 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This was amazing! I didn't grind up the nuts -- just stuffed them in whole. Also used much less wine and honey than called for, and it was still plenty. I served this with little toothpicks stuck in and it was beautiful and delicious. The only thing I'm not sure of is whether this should be served as a side dish or dessert!  -  06 Oct 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)