Tut’s Med “Jewels”
10 medjool dates
½ cup ricotta cheese
2 teaspoons orange juice
½ teaspoon vanilla
3 tablespoons crushed pistachios
Pit the dates by cutting halfway through the center and gently prying out the pit. Do not separate dates entirely.
Mix the ricotta, orange juice and vanilla in a small bowl.
Spoon or pipe the filling into the pitted dates and sprinkle with the crushed pistachios. Chill until ready to serve. Makes 5 appetizer or dessert servings.