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How to celebrate the season of chewy caramel fruit.
A circular date pudding topped with a scoop of sesame ice-cream and drizzled with salted caramel. A pot of salted caramel featured behind, and a bowl of toasted sesame seeds.

Stickey date pudding

Chris Court

Dates are a versatile fruit that can be enjoyed in a variety of ways, from sweet to savory dishes. Known for their natural sweetness and chewy texture, dates are in season in autumn and winter. Whether you’re looking for decadent dessert or vibrant Middle Eastern-style salad, our recipes have you covered.

There’s Neil Perry and Richard Purdue’s vegetarian tagine and lamb cutlets served with date and almond salad, plus salads, chutneys and roast pork dishes. For dessert, we have date slices, dairy-free cakes, date pithiviers and, of course, sticky date puddings.

Here are our best recipes with dates.

Photo: Ben Dearnley

Neil Perry and Richard Purdue’s globe artichoke and broad bean tagine

Photo: Ben Dearnley

Lamb cutlets with date and almond salad

Cress salad
Photo: Ben Dearnley

Cress salad with ginger-date dressing

Roasted cauliflower salad  with chickpeas and dates
Photo: Ben Dearnley

Roasted cauliflower salad with chickpeas and dates

Roast pork, date and witlof salad
Photo: Ben Dearnley

Roast pork, date and witlof salad

Grant Achatz's roast mushrooms with caramelised fennel, onions, eggs and dates
Photo: William Meppem

Grant Achatz’s roast mushrooms with caramelised fennel, onions, eggs and dates

Date and orange salad with halva and pistachio yoghurt
Photo: Ben Dearnley

Date and orange salad with halva and pistachio yoghurt

Oranges with dates, nuts, mint and quatre-épices
Photo: Ben Dearnley

Oranges with dates, nuts, mint and quatre-épices

Carrot and barley salad with dates and raisins
Photo: William Meppem

Carrot and barley salad with dates and raisins

Couscous with roasted okra, dates and preserved lemon
Photo: Ben Dearnley

Couscous with roasted okra, dates and preserved lemon

Date and preserved lemon chutney
Photo: Prue Ruscoe

Date and preserved lemon chutney

Photo: Alicia Taylor

Dairy-free honey and macadamia tart with figs and blackberries

Chocolate, coconut and date slab
Photo: Andrew Finlayson

Chocolate, coconut and date slab

Coffee-soaked savoiardi with Kahlua cream and brown butter dates
Photo: Ben Dearnley

Coffee-soaked savoiardi with Kahlua cream and brown butter dates

Pithiviers of frangipane and dates with sauce anglaise
Photo: John Laurie

Pithiviers of frangipane and dates with sauce anglaise

Walnut and date galette
Photo: William Meppem

Alice Waters’s walnut and date galette

A circular date pudding topped with a scoop of sesame ice-cream and drizzled with salted caramel. A pot of salted caramel featured behind, and a bowl of toasted sesame seeds.
Photo: Chris Court

Date puddings with sesame ice-cream and salted caramel

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