This is a dessert from ancient Rome called "dulcia domestica". Dates are stuffed with chopped nuts and baked with honey, wine and pepper.
This was kind of tricky to make. The dates are messy to stuff, and the next time I make them, I'll put them onto a dish lined with wax paper so that they don't stick so bad. These don't look too pretty, but they're very tasty. - 26 Mar 2009 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
Very good , everyone liked them. My only gripe is that they stuck to that pan and the plate ......... they needed to be pried off with a knife ! Maybe my ratio of honey was off so I will try again. - 14 Feb 2008 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
This was amazing! I didn't grind up the nuts -- just stuffed them in whole. Also used much less wine and honey than called for, and it was still plenty. I served this with little toothpicks stuck in and it was beautiful and delicious. The only thing I'm not sure of is whether this should be served as a side dish or dessert! - 06 Oct 2008 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)