Nutty Date Stolen

Sena Wilson


I am very fond of desserts with dates and nuts. I created this recipe for the holidays. It is rich with dates, nuts, and a few candied cherries. Also, it makes a beautiful dessert, and good for a crowd or brunch.


★★★★★ 1 vote

10 - 15
1 Hr 35 Min
30 Min


  • 1
    recipe for my dinner yeast rolls (posted on jap)
  • 3 c
    dates, chopped
  • 1/4 c
    sugar, granulated
  • 1 1/2 c
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla or almond extract
  • 1 c
    pecans or walnuts, chopped
  • 1/3 c
    candied cherries, chopped
  • 1
    egg white
  • 1 Tbsp

  • 1 1/2 c
    powdered sugar
  • 1/4 c
  • 1 Tbsp
    butter, melted
  • 1/2 tsp
    vanilla or almond extract

How to Make Nutty Date Stolen


  1. Prepare yeast dough. Let rise until doubled in size. Set aside.
  2. Date Filling: Combine the dates, sugar, water, and butter in a sauce pan. Cook over low heat for approximately 10 minutes, stirring constantly until thickened. Add chopped nuts (reserving 1/3 cup for topping) and chopped cherries. Set aside to cool.
  3. Roll out dough on a dough cloth into a square, approximately 12" x 12". Spread date filling to within 1 inch of edges on all sides. Roll up as in a jelly roll. Pinch ends tight and tuck under. Place on a greased cookie sheet of baking pan and let rise until doubled. Cut slits across top about 2 inches apart. Brush with egg white mixture (beat together egg white and 1 tbs of water). Bake at 350 degrees for approximately 30 minutes or until lightly browned on top.
  4. Prepare the powdered sugar glaze. Drizzle on top of stolen; sprinkle with remaining nuts and a few chopped candied cherries.

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About Nutty Date Stolen

Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American

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