The Everyday Chef: How to Pit Dates for a Gooey Apricot-Stuffed Medjool Date Appetizer
Andrew Dole, RDN, CEC
Everyday Chef, Fruits & Veggies—More Matters
If apricots weren’t fall flavor enough, how about gooey Medjool dates stuffed with dried apricots and walnuts!
What is a good date? (Insert potential joke here.) In the realm of food, a Medjool date is considered … the perfect date. Its large size, sweet taste, and chewy texture make for a yummy fruit in a naturally bite-size package.
This recipe is flexible; any nut or dried fruit can be substituted. Don’t like coconut, try crushed cornflakes as a garnish for crunch.
Looking for something savory perhaps? Try filling the dates with cheese and fresh herbs garnished with black pepper or chili flake for a warmer flavor profile.
Walnut & Apricot Stuffed Medjool Dates Recipe
20 each – Medjool Date, pitted
½ cup – Walnuts, chopped small
¼ cup – Dried Apricots, chopped small
1-2 Tbsp – Water
1 Tbsp – Coconut, shredded
Combine nuts, dried fruit, and water into bowl.
Stir mixture and press together with fingers until it becomes tacky and starts to clump up.
Garnish with coconut.
Calories: 181.48 kcal, Protein: 1.76 g, Carbs: 39.48 g, Total Fat: 3.74 g
Sat Fat: 0.60 g, Cholesterol: 0.00 mg, Sodium: 0.77 mg, Fiber: 3.89 g
Photo Credit: Andrew Dole