Marzipan Filled Dates

These make wonderful winter hostess gifts, Christmas presents, etc. Definitely give these a go. You can also roll them in sugar for an extra treat.

Marzipan-Filled Dates

Soft, sweet California Medjool dates are at their peak during the winter months, and this quick snack or dessert is a great way to take advantage of them. This recipe is for one pound of dates, but it’s easy to make them in any quantity. Marzipan is sweeter and has a more pronounced bitter-almond flavor than almond paste, but both are delicious with the dates.

Yield: 1 pound stuffed dates

1 pound Medjool dates

6 ounces marzipan or almond paste

Step 1: Cut the dates almost in half lengthwise and remove the pits without completely separating the two halves, if you can. Break off ½-inch chunks of marzipan or almond paste (a little smaller than 1 teaspoon) and shape them into an oval with your fingers. Place the marzipan in the center of each date and press the halves together, leaving a little of the marzipan showing.

Step 2: Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 1 week.

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