Dates have been a staple of the Middle East for thousands of years. Their sweetness makes them good in desserts such as Date Bars, Black Walnut and Date Pudding Cake, and Date Pastry Rounds. But don't limit them to desserts, try dates in recipes such as salads, bread, and side dishes.
People won't jokes about this fruitcake. They'll love it's sweet taste and festive look that is so perfect during Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Boxing Day, and New Year's.
Piecrust mix, plus a few quick steps, equals cookies that look fancy enough for any holiday gathering.
The molasses and date pudding is served with a sweet sauce in this holiday dessert.
For a fun-to-eat anytime snack, make these bars with apricots, coconut, dates, oats, and pistachios.
The frosting for this fruity spice cake is a mixture of sour cream and whipping cream sweetened with sugar and a hint of almond extract.
Dates and black walnuts blend to create the richness in this brown sugar cookie recipe.
This fruit-and-nut cake makes its own sauce right in the pan.
These little chocolate pastries are nice to serve when entertaining.
You wouldn't guess the herb rosemary would taste so good in a quick bread.
These dainty tarts are filled with dried dates and apricots, topped with meringue, baked, and served warm or well-chilled.
Dates, apples, pecans and seasonal spices give this low-sugar treat crave-worthy flavors.
This fruit and nut filled dessert is easy to make because it uses a yellow cake mix.
Serve this spiced holiday bread with reduced-fat cream cheese flavored with a little grated orange peel. Ideal for the diabetic diet.
For a special treat, beat heavy whipping cream past the stiff peak stage--but not quite to the butter stage--and spread on a scone fresh from the oven.