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Recipes Featuring Dates

  • Graham and Dates
    3 cups water 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 cup graham flour dates
  • Corn Muffins with Dates
    1 cup white corn meal 2 teaspoon brown sugar 1 tablespoon salt 2 tablespoons butter 1 1/4 cups milk 1 cup wheat flour 4 teaspoons baking powder 1 egg 1/2 cup dates, cut into small pieces.
  • Stuffed Dates
    Dates Granulated sugar or powdered sugar Stuffing of choice: English walnut meats, broken in pieces Pecan nut meats, broken in pieces Salted peanuts, chopped Peanut butter Candied ginger, cu
  • Fried Stuffed Dates
    3/4 lb dates 2 Tbsps butter 1/2 cup chopped nuts 1/2 tsp vanilla 1 cup coconut
  • Mother-in-law's Eyes - Stuffed Dates or Prunes
    1 pound prunes or dates, remove stones, slitting on only one side 12 egg yolks 4 egg whites 6 Tbsps sugar 1 cup water 1/2 cup almonds, ground (optional) 1 1/2 to 2 cups powdered sugar Vanilla
  • Almond Dates
    12 dates 1 tablespoon cream 1 teaspoon powdered sugar 1 tablespoon ground, sweet almond
  • Fruit Sandwiches
    1/2 cup dates 1/2 cup figs 1/2 cup raisins 1 orange
  • Bran Muffins | 2 Tbsps shortening
    2 Tbsps shortening 1/4 cup sugar 1 egg, well beaten 1 cup milk 1 cup flour 1/3 tsp salt 3 tsps baking powder 1 cup bran Diced dates, halved raisins or chopped nutmeats (optional)
  • Mango Chutney
    50 pieces green mangoes, peeled and sliced thinly 6 pints vinegar 3 lbs sugar 2 lbs dates, seeded 1 lb raisins, seeded 1 lb green ginger, sliced 1 heaping tsp cinnamon 1 tsp nutmeg 1 lb salt
  • Date Oatmeal Cookies
    1/2 cup butter 1/2 cup shortening or lard 1 cup brown sugar 1 egg 1/2 cup milk 2 cups oatmeal 2 cups flour 2 tsps baking powder For filling: 1 lb dates, finely cut 1 cup sugar 1 cup water

About Dates

  • Dates come from a towering and beautiful Palm tree known as the Medjool
  • Dates were consumed by people in the Middle East almost 8,000 years ago
  • Minerals that help blood pressure are found in dates: Calcium, Zinc, Magnesium, Selenium and Potassium
  • Dates are considered to be an excellent replacement for sugar in many recipes because they have a sweet caramel-like flavor
  • Dates are a good source of the electrolyte potassium which is essential for proper blood pressure and heart health
  • Dates contain tannins which exhibit antioxidant activity and is linked to cardiovascular health
  • Dates are high in fiber which helps to prevent colon cancer
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