Friday, August 7, 2009

Hilwat Tamr

Hilwat Tamr
(Date Nut Pie)

1/2 cup coarsley chopped blanched almonds
1/2 cup coarsley chopped walnuts
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter
1 cup half anf half
1 lb dates, finely chopped
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 tbsp orange blossom water
2 tbsp sesame seeds, toasted

Mix the almonds, walnuts and sugar; then set aside
In a heavy frying pan, melt the butter; then stir in the cream, cinnamon and orange blossom water. Saute over a low heat until the dates become soft, stirring once in a while to make sure the dates don't stick. Add a little more cream if necessary. Stir in the nut mixture; then saute for a further 3 minutes.
Spread evenly in a pie pan; then bake in a 300 degree farenheit oven for 15 minutes. Remove from the oven, sprinkle with sesame seeds, and allow to cool. Cut into small pie shaped wedges.


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