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Algerian Stuffed Dates Recipe

Algerian Stuffed Dates Recipe


Algerian Stuffed Dates Recipe

Algerian stuffed dates is a very popular iftar recipe from Algerian cuisine. Here I am demonstrating the whole process of making these delicious stuffed dates. We will use dates, almond paste, powdered sugar and optionally chocolate and let me tell you, once you make these dates, you would love to have it everyday during Ramadan ul Mubarak.

Algerian dates is famous all around the world. It is a traditional dish of North Africa and served in iftar in many countries including Algeria, Lebanon and Egypt. Every bite of this sweet snack would put you in love with Algerian kitchen.

Here is how to make Algerian stuffed dates recipe with steps.

Course Snack
Cuisine Algerian
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 12 people


  • 24 pcs dates
  • 3 drops green food colouring optional
  • 2/3 cup almond paste (marzipan)
  • 2 tsp icing sugar
  • as required white chocolate (optional)
  • as required liquid brown chocolate (optional)


  1. Slit all dates lenth-wise from the middle and remove the seeds.

    Algerian Stuffed Dates Recipe
  2. Put 2-3 drops of green food coloring over almond paste (optionally) and knead couple of times with gentle hands (or until coloring is mixed into the paste well).

    North African Traditional Stuffed Dates
  3. Then take small pieces of almond paste and fill inside the slits in dates.

    Fill almond paste inside the dates
  4. Now sprinkle icing sugar on all the dates.
    Algerian Stuffed Dates Step by Step Recipe
  5. Or put it in liquid chocolate like what I did. If you want to put it in chocolate you have to put in the refrigerator about 1 hour before.

    Traditiaonal Algerian Dates Recipes
  6. Put in the refrigerator. Then garnish with white chocolate.

    Algerian Stuffed Dates Recipe
  7. Similarly, garnish all the dates with white chocolate.

  8. Algerian Stuffed Dates are ready to serve.
    Enjoy this traditional Algerian iftar this Ramadan.

    Algerian Stuffed Dates are Ready

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