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Marmalade Date Pastries

 Marmalade Date Pastries
These pretty pastries take a little time to put together but are worth the effort. They have a delicious, melt-in-your-mouth flavor. -Nancy Lewis, Warwick, Rhode Island
12 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Bake: 10 min. + cooling


  • 1 package (11 ounces) pie crust mix
  • 1 package (3 ounces) cream cheese
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 24 pitted dates
  • 1/2 cup orange marmalade
  • Confectioners' sugar


  • Place the pie crust mix in a bowl. Cut in cream cheese until mixture
  • resembles coarse crumbs. Add milk and stir to form a ball. Cover and
  • refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  • Divide dough in half. On a lightly floured surface, roll out each
  • portion into a 12-in. x 9-in. rectangle. Cut into 3-in. squares.
  • Cut dates in half lengthwise; fill each with 1/2 teaspoon marmalade.
  • Place a date in the center of each pastry square. Moisten corners
  • with water; bring corners together, pinching dough to seal.
  • Place on greased baking sheets. Bake at 400° for 9-11 minutes or
  • until lightly browned. Cool on wire racks. Dust with confectioners'
  • sugar. Yield: 2 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 248 calories, 13 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 8 mg cholesterol, 233 mg sodium, 33 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 2 g protein.