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Lebanese Maamouls

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Maamouls are Lebanese sablés especially made for Easter. Maamouls are filled with a mix of nuts, pistachios or dates and spices... and are insanely good!

Date and Ginger Cream Pots

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This fast and fabulous cream cheese dessert is baked, then served with a side of vanilla cookies or shortbread biscuits. No spoons needed - dig in with the cookies!

Brioche with date

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A brioche roll stuffed with a date paste flavored with a touch of rose water and garnished with toasted sesame seeds. An update on a traditional baked pastry sold on the streets of Lebanese cities by cart vendors.

Gluten-Free Date and Nut Tassies

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These tassies taste like mini pecan pies but with less nutritional damage.

Crown cookies (ka'ak bel ajweh)

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A traditional Easter semolina cookie from the Lebanese kitchen; the cookie is stuffed with a date paste and the dough is redolent of rose and orange blossom water. The shape of the cookies is symbolic of Christ's crown of thorns.

Gluten-Free Pecan and Oat Crust

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This crust is gluten-free, loaded with oatmeal, pecans, dates and peanut butter - healthy and delicious!

Date and Walnut Squares

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"A delicate pastry filled with date paste and a touch of cinnamon... I always adore the Middle Eastern Cuisine especially when it comes to desserts and sweets..."  I do too. And these stellar squares are a great example: spice kissed, sweetened naturally with dates, with a healthy walnut crunch.

Raisin Filled Cookies

Raisin Filled Cookies

Lovely and tasty little cookies filled with raisins, dates, and walnuts: "I love these cookies so much because they remind me of empanadas. They are so delicious and so darn cute."

Recipe: Raisin Filled Cookies

Sticky Date Pudding & Honey Ginger Ice Cream

Sticky Date Pudding & Honey Ginger Ice Cream

Dates give this luscious "cake a sweet earthiness", and a scoop of ice cream is the perfect complement with its "homey" tones of honey and ginger. Swee San says this comforting dessert is best served "right before bed." Sweet dreams. :)

Recipe: Sticky Date Pudding & Honey Ginger Ice Cream

Gingerbread Chocolates

Gingerbread Chocolates

If you want to present something special this holiday season, why not learn how to make homemade vegan chocolates? This recipe combines fresh ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves within a chewy base of almonds, dates and coconut to deliver a classic gingerbread taste sensation under a rich, dark chocolate coating.

Recipe: Gingerbread chocolates