Dates In A Blanket
I have a large bag of pitted dates, some leftover pie dough from yesterdays pie. I love dates but Medjool are my date of choice for snacking, don’t get me wrong, these dates are good but not medjool and there is a major difference. I really love re-purposing things and hate throwing anything away. When I make a pie I take the scraps and wrap them in plastic and refrigerate them. My idea was to make something similar to pigs in a blanket and using the same principle make a bite size sweet treat. I rolled out the pastry dough, lightly smeared it with a mixture of softened butter, sugar, orange zest and cardamom, cut it into strips and rolled each date in a strip of dough, brushed it with cream and sprinkled on turbinado sugar. These little bites are so easy to make, taste delicious and make the perfect bite size dessert. The dates that were formerly a bit dry are now soft and warm and subtly flavored with the cardamom and orange and are encased in flaky pastry. I did not put amounts for the ingredients, do it according to taste and how many you want to make.
I love this sweet version of the popular canapé – it looks super tasty – I love dates 😀
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Thank you so much, me too! Dates are such a delicious snack and have to say really like pig in a blanket too!
Great idea. I bet these are mighty tasty!
Thank you so much, they are really tasty.
I love repurposing Ingredients! These are great!
Thanks Bevi they are really good! Happy Mothers day to you!! I hope you had a wonderful day.
I love so many things about this – repurposing things (especially keeping leftover pastry dough!), but also the flavours – orange and cardomom in dates, in crust….heaven!
Thank you so much, I just hate throwing anything away but the flavors of this are so nice.
What an inspired idea! Love your sweet little bites.
Thank you so much Hannah, they are so delicious especially with a bowl of ice cream!
These look adorably scrumptious. I have never made these before and it looks like a delicious recipe for the holidays. Bookmarking it!
They are delicious little bites, I like to use medjool dates, they are so soft and creamy. Thank you so much.
I love them. It will be something new for me to try to prepare. I can’t wait for my holiday baking. I love your blog. I began a new page of reblog tastings and added a few of your links on it. I hope anyone that looks at it checks out your other delicious recipes!
You are so kind, thank you so much! I am so happy I found your blog.