This recipe is sweet, sugar-free, and ready in 5 minutes! A walk in the market inspired me, and I liked the simplicity of this Persian dessert. Small but full of flavors, with a delicious look and sweet enough for a tempting moment. The dates are so adorable that you will not be able to eat more than one, two, three. I challenge you! And if you want to try this recipe at home, still buy Medjool dates. They seem to be the best and quality, but also a little more expensive. But it’s worth it.
It is the perfect snack for the entire family, especially for festive dinners, and also a good option for the pre-workout snack. You can make these ahead and store them in the fridge, and grab one when you feel like you need an energy boost.
As an energizer, dates surpass all dried fruits. Dates have a sweet taste due to fructose and glucose, the best food for the brain. People engaged in intellectual work should eat dates daily, which are also rich in B vitamins. The combination of glucose with vitamin B5, also present in large quantities, is a good stimulant for muscles, which increases endurance and helps obtain spectacular results in sports, which is why they are recommended to athletes.
In Eastern countries, dates are considered the best natural food supplement for pregnant women and nursing mothers because they enrich milk with the essential vitamins and trace elements necessary for the normal development of babies and endow them with solid immunity.
Centenarians in the Orient say that their longevity is also due to the dates consumed daily.
Be careful, though! Dietitians draw attention to the large amounts of oils and glucose in dates and recommend not eating more than 5 dried fruits a day.
Pistachio is a small tree from Central Asia. Dietitians consider it to be one of the superfoods that can significantly improve your health and help those on diets. A handful of raw pistachios contains 160 calories, 6 grams of protein, 13 grams of healthy fats, calcium, iron, and magnesium. Consumed regularly, pistachios help lower total cholesterol and triglycerides by up to 30%.
The nutty flavor of the pistachios and the creamy texture of Mascarpone cheese are what make this snack unique. I am sure that after you try these dates with pistachio and Mascarpone filling, you will fall in love.
Dates with Pistachio and Mascarpone Filling
- a sharp knife
- a medium mixing bowl
- a spoon
- 10 Medjool dates
- 1 cup Mascarpone cheese
- 2 tablespoons orange juice
- topping: crushed pistachios and grated orange peel
- Cut the Medjool dates lengthwise with a sharp knife and remove the seeds.
- Put the mascarpone cream in a bowl and mix it with 2 tablespoons of orange juice. It has such a beautiful aroma and fragrance!
- Use a spoon to fill the dates with a substantial amount of mascarpone cheese.
- Garnish with pistachios and grated orange peel.
- Serve immediately or refrigerate for a better taste and texture.
Enjoy! To try another great stuffed dates appetizer click here.