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TEXAS-Sized Raisins - Better known as Dates

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tex_toby well done
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My old friend beercuer turned me onto dates a few years back. I had never seen one, yet alone tasted one. He sent some my way and I immediately fell in love. My first cook with them was oatmeal/date cookies. What a hit! Anyways, here is a pork loin I butterflied and stuffed with cream cheese and dates. DEFINITELY a keeper!. Thanks for the inspiration, bc!


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Alleluia! that roast looks heavenly, Tex! And what an ingenious idea!-- inspired, glorious, awesome. I am delighted that you enjoy the dates so. :D
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Dyal_SC well done
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What a work of art! 8) Nicely done, tex! I bet the cream cheese was awesome in the pork loin. And I can never roll mine up as pretty as yours.
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jfm0830 well done
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Wow :shock: !! That is really cool and you are a better man than I when it comes to weaving the bacon. I would never have the patience to do that weave with the bacon. Hope it tasted as good as it looked. Amazing!

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ScreamingChicken BBQ Deputy
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Regardless of the filling that's a great loin-stuffing tutorial, Tex!

Since apples are a pretty common - maybe even the most common - fruit to associate with pork, how do the sweetness of the dates compare?

tex_toby well done
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ScreamingChicken wrote:
Regardless of the filling that's a great loin-stuffing tutorial, Tex!

Since apples are a pretty common - maybe even the most common - fruit to associate with pork, how do the sweetness of the dates compare?


The dates are sweet, but not TOO sweet once cooked. They compliment the pork quite nicely. I like to try different types of stuffings out. Never done apples, but I may now!
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smokin'gal well done
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That looks marvelous! I would definitely request a slice or two if I ate pork.


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