Dates with Crème Fraiche, Pistachios and Lemon Zest
3 large Medjool dates
9 whole roasted almonds
3 tablespoons crème fraiche (recipe for creme)
Lemon or orange zest
Several pistachios, roughly chopped
1.Wash and dry the dates. Make a clean cut to open the date and remove any pits.
2.Stuff each date with 3 whole almonds and close it gently with your fingers.
3.On a plate or platter, arrange the dates nicely in a row. Dollup the creme fraiche on top of each one. Finish with lemon or orange zest and chopped pistachios.
4.Serve at room temperature. Serves 3.
Borrowed from Preparing for Ramadan by Yvonne Maffei