12 ways to the best stuffed dates.

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Dates are the ones always up to satisfy the sweet tooth. Well valued for its sweetness, exotic flavour and portability dates have never ceased to amaze a foodie.

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The inspiration

My mum has seven brothers and two sisters. Along with the Gulf Malayali move, a predominant number of them had moved to various Gulf countries. They have become successful businessmen and have established themselves well.
Now the arrival of my uncles and their families during holidays meant I will be hanging around in my grandmother’s place. Being the hang around niece(perhaps the only one most of the time) had its privileges, grandmom will mix up a pitcher of colourful tang, which comes with their gifts for her.  We could have the orange nectar for tea time, mmmm and get to lick the last bits of extra sugar syrup too. While leaving towards the end of the holidays
Grandmom will hand over a small box of the juiciest ever Medjool dates, a bar or two of chocolate, some pencils, a sweet-smelling eraser and if lucky a couple of pens.
stuffed dates
This was so precious as it was the whole loot for the show off at school. The yummy part of it definitely would be to have dates stuffed with almonds. Being a picky eater mom would save up all those dates for me as I would agree to have a glass of milk to trade for one of these dates. Mind you, there was plenty of available in the local markets of Calicut, but none so soft and juicy.
As I grew the dates flooded the markets and they ceased to be the delicacy they were in my childhood.

Current pairings and plating

Now that I have a much elaborate palate I do vary the stuffings to try them. They make the best guessing grabs on an appetizer plate, a perfect talking point or the best dessert platter. None the less, it is the least effort recipe you can work on. Here are best-voted combinations both sweet and savoury.
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  • Peanut butter
  • Cream cheese and orange
  • Almond and rose
  • Chaat masala, tamarind paste, salt
  • Cheese and spinach
  • Chocolate-dusted almond
  •  Coconut and chocolate
  • Roasted oats and ginger
  • Mava and poppy seeds
  • Lemon and peppers
  • Tomato paste and chilli
  • Matri Crackers and banana
You can pretty much create a make your own combination platter with the dates, nuts, cheese and other variants. It is so fun to see the ones people come up with. So have fun entertaining with effortless creations.
For all the Peanut butter to stuff in, try this
Here is another collection of dessert sandwiches
This recipe has been submitted to A to Z recipe for the alphabet D. Hope you enjoy these for your upcoming party.
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  1. Slice the dates and remove the seed.
  2. Use the combinations to stuff the dates.
  3. Beautify with garnishes and set on a platter to pass around or add up to your grazing table.
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Vidya Narayan

Loved the idea of stuffed dates with so many different varieties. Definitely a crowd pleaser and would be apt for small parties and get togethers.

The Girl Next Door

I have only ever eaten dates stuffed with cashewnuts and almonds, which a cousin would bring from her travels around the world. I once also stuffed dates with blue cheese a la Martha Stewart, and loved them. I love how you have given readers 12 different fillings to choose from! So cool! smile

Shobha Keshwani

Lovely and easy recipe of stuffed dates with varied stuffings. I will surely make them too.


Loved the idea of stuffing dates with different fillings.i have tried with cream cheese but stuffing with tamarind seems interesting!! Will surely try!!


Wow such an awesome share. I had this in my mind with the gulkand stuffing, as we get that a lot in Pune, when we go to Mumbai. Love all your ideas, and specially would love to try the chat masala, tomato paste and matri crackers one. Bookmarking this now.

Mayuri Patel

Simply love the variety of stuffings you’ve suggested for the dates. I’ve only had the almond and chocolate one and one stuffed with gulkand. Makes an excellent starter if stuffed with savory and an excellent dessert if stuffed with chocolates, nuts, peanut butter etc. Excellent share for the theme.

Priya Suresh

If i make this stuffed dates, i wont keep myself away from these incredible stuffed dates. Literally am drooling here.


Like I said on FB this was my initial idea for the theme. still, my idea is shelved not discarded. Now that you have given me so many more option I will have a ball of a time.


Such a clever idea of different fillings for dates! This will be one platter where everyone can find what they like smile Thanks for sharing!

Sujata Roy

Stuffed dates looks fabulous. You gave so many options to stuff the dates. Awesome share.

geetha priyanka

This is a simple yet delicious way to enjoy the dates. You have provided me with so many super tempting options for filling, I just can’t wait to try them. Lovely share…