These dates are stuffed with chopped pine nuts, cooked in wine and honey and then cooled before being devoured.
INGREDIENTS (for 4 servings):
- 12 pitted dates
- 1/4 cup chopped, toasted pine nuts
- 3 tablespoons red wine
- 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper (optional)
- 1/4 cup honey
Stuff dates with chopped nuts: the nuts are inserted into the space left by the pit.
Place dates in a small pan. Sprinkle with pepper if desired. Add wine, then drizzle honey over dates. Cook over medium heat until the skins begin to peel off the fruit. Transfer dates to a serving dish, and allow to cool slightly before serving.