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 DatesCourse: Appetizers, DessertCuisine: Middle EasternDifficulty: Beginner
8 oz. package Deglet Noor dates
6 oz. cream cheese or neufchatel cheese softened
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.