Easy Baklava Stuffed Dates

It is sunnah to break your fast with dates.

“The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: When one of you is fasting, he should break his fast with dates”

Narrated by Salman ibn Amir

When it comes to iftars, I am always on the lookout for the best dates I can get my hands on.  If you ask me, there is no better date than the Medjool date. I had an iftar at home this weekend for mother’s day and I knew that I had to do a little something to amp up my dates. I mean there is nothing wrong with a date.  It’s pretty perfect. But if you are going to eat it for thirty straight days, some days you can add a bit of pizazz to this sweet Sunnah food.

Easy Baklava Stuffed Dates by Facets of Farah

What you need:

12 large Medjool dates

4oz of cream cheese, softened

3T of powdered sugar

1/2t of cardamom powder

4 pieces of assorted nutty baklava (I used ones with almonds and pistachios for colour)


  1. Select the driest dates you can find because they are the prettiest and most solid
  2. Slice the medjool dates down the center to make a pocket and remove the pit.
  3. For the filling combine the cream cheese, powdered sugar and cardamom powder till it is all mixed and a smooth paste
  4. Take a small spoon and carefully spoon the filling into the hollow dates
  5. Take the pieces of baklava and chop into a chunky crumble
  6. Take each date and press into the baklava crumble opening side down
  7. Lift up and set on serving platter. Continue with each date till done.

Serves 6

I really hope you will try this recipe out and let me know how you enjoyed it! It was loved by my whole family so I really hope yours loves it too.

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