Coffee and cardamom poached dates

Coffee and cardamom poached dates

5 mins Prep · 5 mins Cook

This recipe includes a trifecta of three ubiquitous ingredients found Middle-Eastern cuisine – cardamom, coffee and dates

Created by Spinneys
Prep time 5 minutes
Cook time 5 minutes
Serves 4
Cuisine Arabic
Diet Family Friendly
Preparation Easy
Nutrition (per serving)
Calories 380
Fat 2g
Saturates 0.1g
Protein 5g
Carbs 95g
Sugars 78g
Given the cook-at-home nature of Spinneys and natural variations in ingredients, nutritional information is approximated. See details

Cooking Instructions

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Pit the dates – carefully, to keep their shape – and place in a bowl.


Lightly crush the cardamom pods in a pestle and mortar.


Heat the coffee, sugar, cardamom and broken cinnamon stick in a saucepan until nearly boiling.


Pour over the dates and leave to cool. Then transfer to the fridge to chill.


Arrange the dates in serving glasses, alternating layers of amaretti and yoghurt.