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Mascarpone Pistachio Stuffed Dates

© 2021 |

"Liebe geht durch den Magen," which literally means "love goes through the stomach."

© 2021 |

© 2021 |

These Mediterranean-style cheese-stuffed bites are a clean, delicious and nutty after-dinner treat or snack for family and guests. They are quick and simple to make. Filled with magical Italian Mascarpone flavoured with thyme and chilli for extra flavour and a subtle spicy kick, enhanced by sweet honey and raw pistachios. It's just what you need to satisfy that sweet tooth. Besides mascarpone, goat cheese, labneh, or blue cheese are all fantastic for the recipe. You can also fill them with nut or seed butter if you want to avoid dairy.

  • 150 g Mascarpone
  • 1/4 tsp Pink salt
  • 1 Large pinch of chilli flakes
  • 1 tsp Fresh thyme leave
  • 250 g Medjool dates (9-12 dates)
  • Pistachos, chopped
  • Honey, to serve
  • Thyme leaves, to garnish
  1. Stir the mascarpone, pink salt and chilli flakes in a bowl until smooth. Fold in fresh thyme leaves.
  2. Use a small sharp knife to cut a slit in each date. Remove and discard the stones. Spoon 1 heaped teaspoon of the mascarpone mixture into each date.
  3. Place the dates on a serving platter and sprinkle with some chopped pistachios. Drizzle the honey over and garnish with thyme leaves.

© 2021 |

© 2021 |

"Lass es Dir schmecken" means "Enjoy your meal" or "Bon appétit".


Mbul Kecil 27/4/21 05:41

waw of the best fruit that i ever ate...dates...

n combine it with mascarpone is so genius! i like this cute little snack for afternoon with herbal tea ^^

savorthebest 27/4/21 06:21

Such an elegant appetizer! I love dates and this is a great way to have them

DEZMOND 27/4/21 09:56

I love the green colour of pistachios! And that leaf shaped plate is very cute.

Julie 27/4/21 11:44

masacarpone stuffed dates makes a cute little dessert, looks yummy with honey topping !!

Whats Cookin Italian Style Cuisine 27/4/21 12:38

what a delicious sweet treat and so pretty nice appetizer too!

Nancy Chan 27/4/21 12:46

Something new and very interesting. I love pistachio and I am sure I would enjoy this.

Ben | Havocinthekitchen 27/4/21 13:41

Ooo what a beautiful idea. I love stuffed dates (But I think I've only done this with walnuts and almonds), but the addition of pistachios is definitely right up my alley. With decadent mascarpone and pistachios, you've elevated a simple dessert to a new and more elegant level!

Martha 27/4/21 14:23

These look so good Angie. I wish I could reach right through the screen and help myself!

[Reply] 27/4/21 14:59

What a lovely party food, I have only had dates once or twice...the filling sounds amazing, I've been on a pistachio kick lately...yum!

foodtravelandwine 27/4/21 15:31

I love it!...I make them at home in a similar way you make them. Instead of chili flakes, I use cardamom....I have to try them with chili flakes!!....Abrazotes, Marcela

Kitchen Riffs 27/4/21 15:36

Dates are terrific! This is such a great idea -- really nice appetizer. Thanks!

David 27/4/21 16:21

Angie, Pretty exotic...but sounds great. I think I'd like these stuffed dates with the goat cheese or blue cheese too. Stay Safe and Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

Fran @ G'day Souffle 27/4/21 16:30

Yum, these dates can "durch meinen Magen" anytime!

Pam 27/4/21 18:40

I haven't had a date for way too long! They look so tasty.

Suja Manoj 27/4/21 22:12

Love this sweet treat,they look so delicious.

Tanza Erlambang 28/4/21 00:15

Sure: "Liebe geht durch den Magen,"....
excellent appetizer... yummy

Raymund 28/4/21 00:59

I would definitely love to nibble on those

Valentina 28/4/21 01:50

I would love this for a dessert and/or appetizer. Really beautiful flavors -- and photos, of course. :-) ~Valentina

J.P. Alexander 28/4/21 03:13

Amo los dátiles gracias por la receta. Te mando un beso

Yvonne @ Fiction Books Reviews 28/4/21 07:19

OMG! This dish has my name written all over it - I love every ingredient you have in this recipe and that honey glaze is something I would never have thought of adding!

I might exchange the mascarpone for one of the blue cheeses and the pistachios for walnuts, which also work great with stuffed dates.

Looks good enough to eat :)

all types recepies and desert 28/4/21 22:42

Looking so delicious recipe thanks for sharing

Anca 30/4/21 16:13

Aww, stuffed dates! I love these. Usually I just fill the dates with some nut butter, like pistachio and that's just perfect for me.

tigerfish 30/4/21 23:11

I only stuffed walnuts in dates before. Ok, next time...cheese it will be ;p

gluten Free A_Z Blog 1/5/21 01:30

Dates are so perfect for stuffing. These dates look amazing. I can only imagine how good they taste.

bread&salt 1/5/21 05:01

Very correct "Love goes through the stomach". So far i have not tried stuffed dates. Looks delicious.

Sherry's Pickings 1/5/21 12:20

this is such an interesting idea. love the flavours!

Sherry's Pickings 1/5/21 12:21

i love mascarpone, and it must go well with the chilli and thyme.

Easyfoodsmith 1/5/21 12:52

That sounds so delicious and I especially liked that addition of red chili flakes. It must have provided a lovely balance of flavours.

SavoringTime in the Kitchen 5/5/21 16:18

I love it when I see stuffed dates on a menu when we're out to dinner (which hasn't been a lot in the past year). The mascarpone and pistachio combination sounds so good and I am definitely a date lover. ♥

mjskit 7/5/21 00:34

What a fabulous snack! Would never have considered using mascarpone with dates but why not. Looks delicious.


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