Monday, September 21, 2009

rummified stuffed dates

These are not for the children, folks.

I had a big bag of dates, and though I'd never tried stuffed ones, for some reason I got fixated on the idea and had to look it up. This recipe from uses dates, cream cheese, powdered sugar, and orange peel, but I didn't have the peel. (Definitely trying the orange-peel version for Christmas, though.)

Guess what I substituted? You got it! Rum, mon! (Not Jamaican, but still yummy in these little bites.) And I threw on a dusting of nutmeg at the end.

DO NOT make these if you are hungry. DO NOT make these if you are sitting down to watch a movie. DO NOT make these if you like sweeeeeet things + the sour hit of cream cheese.

So if you DO NOT make these, let me know how you like them.


FOODalogue said...

I also put a walnut or almond in the center. Love the idea of adding the rum...clever!

The Duo Dishes said...

They'd be gone in seconds. Anything with date stuffed with something will be gone in seconds. Nice twist on the usual.

Abigail (aka Mamatouille) said...
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Abigail (aka Mamatouille) said...

Joan - Thanks for the yummy idea!

Duo - Thanks! They WERE pretty much gone in seconds. Yum.