Mascarpone-Stuffed Dates


A dusting of unsweetened cocoa adds an appealing bitterness to this simple one-bite dessert. More Quick Desserts

Mascarpone-Stuffed Dates
Photo: © Francesco Lagnese
Total Time:
20 mins


  • 16 Medjool dates

  • 1/2 cup mascarpone

  • 2 tablespoons confectioners' sugar

  • Unsweetened cocoa, for dusting


  1. 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.

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