Spiced dates with yoghurt

Spiced dates with yoghurt

Finish your Indian banquet with this exotic treat.


  • 1/4 cup fresh orange juice
  • 1/4 cup caster sugar
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 3 cardamom pods, bruised
  • 500g fresh dates, pitted, halved
  • 500g Tamar Valley Greek Style Yoghurt
  • 1/4 cup slivered almonds, toasted


  • Step 1
    Combine orange juice, sugar, honey, cinnamon, cardamom and 1/4 cup cold water in a saucepan over medium heat. Cook, stirring, for 4 minutes or until sugar has dissolved. Bring to the boil. Cook for 5 to 7 minutes or until thickened.
  • Step 2
    Add dates. Set aside to cool. Using a slotted spoon, transfer dates to a bowl. Remove and discard cinnamon and cardamom. Reserve syrup.
  • Step 3
    Spoon dates into 8 glasses. Serve topped with yoghurt, almonds and reserved syrup.



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