© Francesco Lagnese
- TOTAL TIME: 20 MIN
- SERVINGS: 8
A dusting of unsweetened cocoa adds an appealing bitterness to this simple one-bite dessert.
- 16 Medjool dates
- 1/2 cup mascarpone
- 2 tablespoons confectioners' sugar
- Unsweetened cocoa, for dusting
- Make a lengthwise slit in each date and remove the pits (without halving the dates). In a bowl, whisk the mascarpone with the sugar. Spoon the mascarpone into the dates, close them loosely and arrange on a plate, split side up. Sift the cocoa over the dates and serve.
Make Ahead The stuffed dates can be refrigerated overnight. Bring to room temperature before sprinkling with cocoa.