Stuffed Dates - Delicious Christmas appetizer

Are you also greedy for stuffed dates? I remember when as a child my mother used to prepare them for Christmas lunch: I loved them. Now I got a little older and I discovered that the mix “dates and mascarpone” is a bomb of goodness but also of CALORIES !! So I thought: why not propose a slightly lighter but equally greedy version? Let's find out together!

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Identity Card of the Recipe

  • 261 KCal Calories per serving
  • Ingrediants

    • 1 pinch of cinnamon
    • 200 g (10 giant pieces) of dates
    • 20 g of agave syrup or honey
    • 15 walnut kernels
    • 100 g of fresh ricotta
    • 1 pinch of ginger

    Materials Needed

    • Pastry bag or pastry syringe
    • Bowl
    • Ladle
    • Knife
    • Chopping board
    • Platter


    1. Score each date with the tip of a knife to remove the stone. Open the dates, taking care to leave one side together.
    2. Proceed with the preparation of the filling. In a bowl, mix the ricotta with honey. Flavor the cream with ginger and cinnamon.
    3. Fill a pastry syringe (with star tip) with the prepared cream and stuff the dates.
    4. Place a walnut kernel in the cream of each date and leave to cool well in the fridge for at least an hour.

    The original recipe calls for stuffing the dates with a flavored mascarpone cream or with gorgonzola. Here we have instead proposed the lighter version with ricotta.
    As an alternative, it is possible to use robiola or another spreadable cheese, preferably with a reduced fat content.

    1. Serve the dates with a wooden stick.

    Alice's comment - PersonalCooker

    Speaking of "light recipe" referring to stuffed dates does not seem particularly suitable. However, it is also true that we have replaced the classic super-fat cheeses such as mascarpone and gorgonzola with simple ricotta. We have drastically reduced calories and the result is always guaranteed!

    Nutritional values ​​and Health Comment on the recipe

    Stuffed dates are a food that lends itself to both the opening and closing of a meal. They are products rich in simple sugars, with a moderate portion of lipids (mainly polyunsaturated) and proteins. The overall energy intake is quite high.
    Cholesterol is not excessive, while fiber is present in good quantities. Stuffed dates are not suitable for diet against overweight or type 2 diabetes mellitus. The average portion corresponds to about 35-45g (90-115kcal).

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