Lavender Stuffed Dates

It’s hard to feel comfortable naming any recipe “stuffed” something or other. But honestly, there is no better way to describe this recipe. It uses delicate and delicious Mejdool dates filled to the brim (i.e., stuffed) with vegan cream cheese and lavender. The good news about this recipe? You can eat several of these tasty morsels and not feel so stuffed yourself. I like that in a recipe.

I probably would have never considered this recipe on my own, but my lovely cousin Margie was hosting a family dinner and she introduced us to it. How perfect!

Lavender Stuffed Dates garnished with sprigs of lavender on a white plate.

She’s one of my cousins with that Martha Stewart gene. She has such a flair for serving unique and delicious dishes on beautiful platters.

A plate is full of stuffed dates with a sprig of lavender on top.

The good news is this recipe is so simple to make. A low-maintenance, delicious appetizer with lots of plate appeal? Now we’re talking my kind of dish!

A white plate is full of stuffed dates and lavender sprigs beside it.

How to Make Stuffed Dates

It’s easy to make Stuffed Dates! Begin by slicing date to open it up. You want to make the cut on the long side of the date. Be careful not to cut all the way through. If your dates still have pits, remove those now.

Combine the cream cheese with the lavender and stir well. Fill the dates with the cream cheese mixture. If you don’t have any lavender handy, these will taste just fine with plain vegan cream cheese stuffing as well.

Pour the 2 – 4 tablespoons of sugar on a plate. Roll the stuffed date in the sugar until adequately covered.

Place the dates on a serving dish. Garnish with lavender flowers if you have them handy. Enjoy!

Although these Lavender Stuffed Dates didn’t leave us to feeling stuffed before dinner, we certainly left that evening feeling filled to the brim with memories of yet another magical family dinner.

Lavender Stuffed Dates garnished with sprigs of lavender make a wonderful appetizer for a family dinner.

Stuffed Dates

A lavender cream cheese filling is a perfect touch for this Stuffed Dates recipe. Serve this as an appetizer at your next party!
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Stuffed Dates
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 12
Calories: 129kcal
Author: Marly

Ingredients

  • 12 medjool dates
  • 8 ounce container vegan cream cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon lavender chopped
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar

Instructions

  • Slice date to open it up. You want to make the cut on the long side of the date. Be careful not to cut all the way through. If your dates still have pits, remove those now.
  • Combine the cream cheese with the lavender and stir well. Fill the dates with the cream cheese mixture. If you don’t have any lavender handy, these will taste just fine with plain vegan cream cheese stuffing as well.
  • Pour the 2 – 4 tablespoons of sugar on a plate. Roll the stuffed date in the sugar until adequately covered.
  • Place the dates on a serving dish. Garnish with lavender flowers if you have them handy. Enjoy!

Enjoy!

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