Citrus-Herb Stuffed DatesCitrus-Herb Stuffed Dates
Citrus-Herb Stuffed Dates
Citrus-Herb Stuffed Dates
These elegant and fun vegan appetizers include crunchy maple-coated pecans and a bright finishing flavor of orange zest.
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Recipe - Downers Grove, IL
Citrus-Herb Stuffed Dates
Citrus-Herb Stuffed Dates
Prep Time25 Minutes
Servings9
Cook Time7 Minutes
Ingredients
18 to 20 pecan halves
2 Tbsp. Fresh Thyme organic maple syrup
1 (6 oz.) container dairy-free garlic and herb cheese spread alternative
1 tsp. orange zest, plus additional for garnish
2 Tbsp. fresh orange juice
1 tsp. Fresh Thyme organic fresh thyme, plus additional for garnish
18 to 20 Medjool dates, pitted
Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Line a small baking sheet with parchment paper. In a small bowl, toss pecan halves with maple syrup to coat. Transfer pecan mixture to prepared baking sheet. Bake for 5 to 7 minutes or until syrup is no longer bubbly, stirring occasionally. Remove from oven; cool completely on baking sheet.
  2. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, stir together dairy-free spread, 1 tsp. orange zest, orange juice, and 1 tsp. thyme.
  3. Cut a lengthwise slit into each date to create a pocket, being careful to not cut all the way through. Use a small spoon to fill each date with the herb spread mixture. 
  4. Top each filled date with a pecan half. Garnish with additional orange zest and fresh thyme, if desired.
Nutritional Information

25 minutes
Prep Time
7 minutes
Cook Time
9
Servings

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Makes 9 servings
18 to 20 pecan halves
Made With Fancy Jr Mammoth Pecan Halves Tub
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2 Tbsp. Fresh Thyme organic maple syrup
Fresh Thyme Organic Maple Syrup
Fresh Thyme Organic Maple Syrup - 8 Ounce
$6.99$0.87/oz
1 (6 oz.) container dairy-free garlic and herb cheese spread alternative
Boursin Dairy Free Garlic & Herbs Spread
Boursin Dairy Free Garlic & Herbs Spread - 6 Ounce
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1 tsp. orange zest, plus additional for garnish
Navel Oranges
Navel Oranges - 0.8 Pound
$1.59 avg/ea$1.99/lb
2 Tbsp. fresh orange juice
Navel Oranges
Navel Oranges - 0.8 Pound
$1.59 avg/ea$1.99/lb
1 tsp. Fresh Thyme organic fresh thyme, plus additional for garnish
Fresh Thyme Organic Thyme
Fresh Thyme Organic Thyme - 0.75 Ounce
$2.50$3.33/oz
18 to 20 Medjool dates, pitted
Pitted Fresh Medjool Dates
Pitted Fresh Medjool Dates - 24 Ounce
$12.99$0.54/oz

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Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Line a small baking sheet with parchment paper. In a small bowl, toss pecan halves with maple syrup to coat. Transfer pecan mixture to prepared baking sheet. Bake for 5 to 7 minutes or until syrup is no longer bubbly, stirring occasionally. Remove from oven; cool completely on baking sheet.
  2. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, stir together dairy-free spread, 1 tsp. orange zest, orange juice, and 1 tsp. thyme.
  3. Cut a lengthwise slit into each date to create a pocket, being careful to not cut all the way through. Use a small spoon to fill each date with the herb spread mixture. 
  4. Top each filled date with a pecan half. Garnish with additional orange zest and fresh thyme, if desired.