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.
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.
The molasses and date pudding is served with a sweet sauce in this holiday dessert.
These little chocolate pastries are nice to serve when entertaining.
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.
You wouldn't guess the herb rosemary would taste so good in a quick bread.
Serve this spiced holiday bread with reduced-fat cream cheese flavored with a little grated orange peel. Ideal for the diabetic diet.
Baked in loaf pans, this moist cake, with its broiled coconut topping, makes a tasty gift for coworkers and neighbors.
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.
This warm vegetable salad is filled with a flavorful blend of goat cheese, dates, pecans, and a balsamic vinaigrette.
These dainty tarts are filled with dried dates and apricots, topped with meringue, baked, and served warm or well-chilled.
Sweet dates, crunchy almonds, creamy cheese and salty bacon combine in these flavor-packed appetizers.