Apple Stuffed Dates

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Introducing Apple Stuffed Dates – the ultimate finger food or sweet snack that’s quick to whip up with just 6 simple ingredients! Imagine the delightful taste of caramel apples in bite-sized form – it’s sure to please any crowd!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe:

  • These Apple Stuffed Dates capture the essence of caramel apples but in a convenient bite-sized package.
  • Crafted with only 6 straightforward ingredients.
  • They’re refined sugar-free, with an option for no added sugar.
  • Indulgent yet surprisingly healthy.
  • Dates are packed with antioxidants and can be enjoyed daily.
  • With their natural caramel-like flavor, dates make a great sugar substitute.
  • These dates are filled with cinnamon-sautéed apples and topped with creamy almond butter.
  • As written, this recipe is suitable for vegans, plant-based eaters, dairy-free enthusiasts, and those following gluten-free and grain-free diets.
  • A quick, simple, and delicious dessert or sweet snack option!

Tips And Tricks:

  • For the best results, opt for medjool dates as they tend to be softer and sweeter.
  • When removing the pit from each date, take care not to slice all the way through; just cut partially to remove the pit while keeping the date intact.

Frequently Asked Questions:
Can I use a red apple instead of green?
Absolutely! While green apples impart a lovely sweet/tart flavor, red apples work just as well.

Can I make these nut-free?
Certainly! Substitute with a seed butter like sunflower seed butter or oat butter, and omit the nut topping.

Are these vegan?
Yes, indeed! Apple Stuffed Dates are entirely plant-based and vegan-friendly.

Apple Stuffed Dates

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Dessert
Servings 12


  • 12 medjool dates pits removed
  • 1 green apple diced
  • 1 tbsp pure maple syrup avoid pancake syrup
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 12 candied pecans or roasted/raw pecans as alternatives
  • 1-2 tbsp almond butter for drizzling


  • Start by sautéing the diced green apples over medium/low heat with cinnamon and maple syrup. Let them simmer for 3-5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and set aside.
  • Next, prepare the dates by slicing the tops without cutting all the way through. Remove the pits and arrange them on a plate.
  • Fill each date with 1 tbsp of sautéed apples, top with a candied pecan, drizzle with almond butter, and enjoy!

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