Put the dates in an empty bottle, and add enough orange juice to cover them. Leave them for around half a day.
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.
The dates will dissolve if you leave them to soak for too long, so only leave them for a day or two. I recommend you only make the amount you want to eat!