Festive Stuffed Dates Recipe

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Four ingredients are all you need for these delightful change-of-pace treats sent by Cincinnati, Ohio's Diana Debruyn. Just 1/2 cup dates contains more potassium than a medium banana.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES:10 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES: 10 servings


  • 3 ounces reduced-fat cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 2 teaspoons grated orange peel
  • 30 pitted dates

Nutritional Facts

3 each: 102 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), 6mg cholesterol, 37mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (19g sugars, 2g fiber), 1g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 fruit, 1/2 fat.


  1. In a small bowl, beat the cream cheese, confectioners' sugar and orange peel until blended.
  2. Carefully make a slit in the center of each date; fill with cream cheese mixture. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving. Yield: 10 servings.
Originally published as Festive Stuffed Dates in Light & Tasty December/January 2006, p28

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