Dates Pickled in Orange Juice

Dates Pickled in Orange Juice

Dates are very sweet and have a rough texture when eaten as-is, but they are nice and refreshing when pickled in orange juice.


Dried dates
as many as you want to make
Orange juice (100%)
enough to cover the dates


1. Put the dates in an empty bottle, and add enough orange juice to cover them. Leave them for around half a day.
2. You can eat them on their own, or with ice cream or yoghurt. They make a nice snack if you wrap them in spring roll wrappers and quickly bake them in the oven.

Story Behind this Recipe

I saw a recipe in a dessert cookbook from overseas which used dates pickled in orange juice, so I bought some orange juice and tried to make it. Dates pickled in brandy or rum are often used in pound cakes, but dates pickled in orange juice are unusual, so I wrote up the recipe.