DATES FILLED WITH CHOCOLATE CREAM AND ALMONDS

 

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Ingredients

  • 48 (10 ounces) pitted dates
  • 1/4 cup (2 ounces) heavy whipping cream
  • 4 ounces bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped
  • 48 (2 ounces) whole blanched almonds

Directions

  • Cut one side of the dates from top to bottom to expose the space that housed the pit.
  • Bring the whipping cream to a boil in a small pan. Remove it from the heat. Add the chopped chocolate, and let it sit for 5 minutes. Swish the chocolate into the cream until it is smooth. Let it sit at room temperature until it thickens slightly, about 10 minutes.
  • If you are adept at piping with a paper cone, use one to fill the pit spaces in the dates with chocolate cream, or fill them with a teaspoon. Nestle and almond, flat side down, on top of the chocolate.
  • Refrigerate the dates, but bring them to room temperature before serving before serving to heighten the taste of the chocolate.
  • Makes 48.

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Categories: Dessert 
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