Zesty Lemon Dates

Zesty Lemon Dates

Zesty Lemon Dates are a type of snack or dessert made with whole dates that have been stuffed with a mixture of lemon zest and cream cheese. They are typically sweet, tangy, and refreshing, with a slightly chewy texture. They are often considered a healthier alternative to traditional desserts, as they are generally low in fat and high in fiber and nutrients. Zesty Lemon Dates can be enjoyed as a standalone snack, as part of a meal, or as a dessert after dinner.

Zesty Lemon Dates

Recipe by Recipe CookCourse: Appetizers, DessertCuisine: Middle EasternDifficulty: Beginner


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  • 8 oz. package Deglet Noor dates

  • 6 oz. cream cheese or neufchatel cheese softened

  • lemon zest

  • fine granulated cane sugar


  • Cut an opening in each date and fill with cream cheese using a pastry bag.
  • Place a little lemon zest (slightly press into cream cheese to hold) on top of each date.
  • Roll each date in sugar-optional. Chill leftovers.