Middle Eastern Stuffed Dates Hors d’Oeuvre Recipe (Parve)

This week at Backyard Huppah, we’re all about hors d’oeuvre receptions, a great option for small weddings. We started with tips for Hors d’Oeuvre Receptions, and all week we’ll be posting hors d’oeuvre recipes for a 40-person reception. The menu will be kosher, and meaty (with vegetarian options), with make-ahead options for couples self-catering their reception.

See the full Hors d’Oeuvres Reception Menu

Jewish dessert cookbook Gil MarksOne or two sweet hors d’oeuvres make a nice counterpoint in an otherwise savory menu.

These Middle Eastern stuffed dates, datils rellenos, are a popular Sephardic treat brought to us by Gil Marks in his fabulous cookbook, The World Of Jewish Desserts: More Than 400 Delectable Recipes.

Ingredients for Stuffed Dates Hors d’Oeuvre

Makes 36 hors d’oeuvres

  • 1 cup almond paste
  • 36 medium (1 pound) pitted dates
  • ½ cup dried apricots

Instructions for Stuffed Dates Hors d’Oeuvre

  1. Mince the dried apricots and stir them into the almond paste.
  2. Slit the dates open lengthwise, form the paste into thin rolls, place in the center of each date, and press to close.

See the full Hors d’Oeuvres Reception Menu…

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One response to “Middle Eastern Stuffed Dates Hors d’Oeuvre Recipe (Parve)

  1. Pingback: Awesome Wedding Dessert Pairings, Continued | Backyard Huppah

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