John Sigona’s Pick of the Week: California Medjool Dates and Raw Pecans

John Sigona has been our dried fruit and nut expert for over 35 years.

John Sigona has been our dried
fruit and nut expert for
over 35 years.

The Very Best California Medjool Dates and Pecans

This is an excellent time of year to stock up on some of the world’s best-tasting treats. Our wonderful Medjool dates and raw pecans pair so deliciously well together that I’m excited to offer you this limited time special:

Extra Fancy Medjool Dates:
$2.99 (9 oz.)
Reg. $4.99 (9 oz)

Raw Pecan Halves:
$3.99 (7.5 oz.)
Reg. $5.99 (7.5 oz)

Treat your guests to these delicious and easy to make Medjool dates stuffed with Mascarpone cheese and raw pecans. It’s a wonderful holiday treat, but you’ll want to make it all year round. 

Mascarpone Stuffed Medjool Dates

Johns dfn pick_medjools and pecansIngredients:

  • 1 lb Medjool dates
  • 8 oz mascarpone cheese, room temperature
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup Raw pecans


Remove pits from dates and create a cavity for the filling.

Mix mascarpone cheese with vanilla and cinnamon until well combined.

Place cheese mixture in piping bag (optional) with large tip or simply use a Ziploc bagg and cut the end off. Squeeze the cheese into each date. Garnish each date with chopped pecans.

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