Persian Nut Pastry


Persian Nut Pastry

This simple dish is easy to make and delightful to eat.


        1 lb. fresh, pitted dates
        ½ c. (1 stick) butter
        ¾ c. all-purpose flour
        1 tsp. ground cardamom or 2 tsp. cinnamon

        ¼ c. powdered sugar for sprinkling.


1. Divide dates among 6 individual dessert bowls.

2. Place butter in a small saucepan and melt over medium heat. Add flour and cook, stirring constantly with a whisk, 2 to 3 minutes, or until flour is golden brown but not burnt. Add cardamom or cinnamon, stir, and remove from heat. Let sit 2 to 3 minutes, stirring occasionally.

3. Pour butter mixture over dates, dividing it equally among dishes. Allow to sit 15 minutes, or until cool. Dust lightly with powdered sugar and serve.

Food: Persian Nut Pastry

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