Glutinous Filled Medjool Dates

Glutinous Filled Medjool Dates

Red dates are stuffed with glutinous rice cake and steamed for a healthy, Chinese dessert.

Makes 24 servings
Total Time 55 Minutes
Difficulty Intermediate
Container Low-Profile 2.0-litre Container


  • 24 Medjool dates
  • 300 g glutinous rice powder
  • 90 g sugar cubes
  • 2 Tablespoons elderflower syrup or honey
  • 1 L water, warm


  1. Soak the red dates in water for 30 minutes.
  2. Drain the dates. Cut open one side of the date and remove the pit.
  3. Add the glutinous rice powder and 240 ml of warm water to the Vitamix container and secure the lid.
  4. Select Variable 1.
  5. Start the machine and gradually increase speed to Variable 5.* Blend for approximately 30seconds to make a dough.
  6. Fill the red dates with rice dough. Steam for 15 minutes.
  7. Place sugar cubes, syrup, and 600 ml of water into a pan and heat over medium heat until the sugar dissolves and the mixture is slightly reduced.
  8. Place the red dates in the syrup and allow to soak for 30 seconds. Remove dates to a plate, spoon syrup over top, and serve.


    *If you are using a G series machine please decrease speed to Variable 3.

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