Cream-Filled Dates

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One Good Dish

By David Tanis

Published 2013

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  • ½ cup crème fraîche or heavy cream (see Note)
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • ½ teaspoon grated orange zest
  • ½ teaspoon grated lemon zest
  • 12 large dates
  • 2 tablespoons coarsely chopped pistachios


Whip the crème fraîche with the sugar in a small bowl until it has the texture of thick yogurt. Stir in the orange and lemon zest.

Split the dates lengthwise with a paring knife and remove the pits. Put a generous spoonful of flavored cream in each hollow. Sprinkle with chopped pistachios.