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Recipe Category: Sweets

Stuffed Dates with Pine Nut Toffee

Sweet moreish treats to have with or without coffee!

Makes: 20
Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 10 minutes (praline)
Ingredients
  • 250g mascarpone or goat’s cheese
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 70g pine nuts
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 20 fresh dates
  • grated nutmeg or cinnamon
Method

Combine sugar and water in a saucepan and cook, stirring until dissolved then boil without stirring until a light golden toffee colour. Working quickly, mix in pine nuts and pour onto a baking paper lined tray. Spread out the pine nut toffee with a metal spatula and allow to set. Break toffee into thumb-sized pieces. Whisk mascarpone and honey together until thick. Cut dates in half, remove pips and fill with a teaspoon of honey mascarpone. Sprinkle with grated nutmeg and top with pieces of pine nut toffee just before serving.

Recipe Type: Egg Free, Gluten Free, Vegetarian

Author: Naomi Crisante
Stylist: Naomi Crisante
Photographer: Louis Petruccelli
Date Created: 18/05/2009

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