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Stuffed Dates & Figs

This snack offers a one-two punch: calcium to build bones and vitamin D to help your body absorb it.

Course Snack
Cuisine Middle-East
Keyword dates, figs
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 183 kcal


  • 12 fresh figs
  • 12 Medjool dates
  • 6 oz goat cheese
  • 1/2 cup honey


  1. Pit the dates and cut an X into the top of each of your figs.

  2. Slide a sliver of cheese into each date and fig

  3. Bake the fruit in the oven to give it crunchy and soft, sweet and salty taste sensation! Bake the dates for 15 minutes at 400 degrees Fahrenheit, and the figs for 5 minutes at the same temperature 

  4. Drizzle a little honey over the figs and dates and serve warm.

Recipe Notes


Figs and dates may be the best fruit sources of calcium. At 241 mg of calcium per cup (13 mg each fig), a few figs go a long way to getting your daily calcium and satisfying your sweet tooth. Dates, too, are a natural treat, and each date contains a whopping 15 mg of calcium. For a decadent treat, and to add more calcium and some vitamin D, stuff these with a sliver of goat cheese. Goat cheese is full-flavored and easier to digest than cow cheese (it has less lactose, the fat molecules are smaller and fewer, and it's higher in vitamins D and K).

Nutrition Facts
Stuffed Dates & Figs
Amount Per Serving (15 g)
Calories 183 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3g 5%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 6mg 2%
Sodium 53mg 2%
Potassium 294mg 8%
Total Carbohydrates 39g 13%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 12g
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin A 5.1%
Vitamin C 1.3%
Calcium 5.4%
Iron 4.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.