Dates. Odd fruits, these. They seem like they should be like prunes are to plums, but they're not.
This were one of several adventures in grocery shopping I had for this challenge. I've eaten these before, but they came in a bag of trail mix! These were displayed in a large box with tongs in the produce department at Kroger. I used the tongs to grabs some and put in a bag for the cashier.
Instead of some fancy recipe, I remembered reading in one of my smutty historical romance novels that they had dates stuffed with almonds at dinner. So I thought I'd try it!
I learned that there are pits in dates.
So I sliced them down the side and popped the pit out with the tip of my knife.
Then I folded 2 almonds into the opening.
Overall, they were pretty tasty. Dates are dense and only a little sweet, so they went very well with the salted almonds I used to stuff them with. It was a nice light but filling snack.