Pitted dried dates
5 ½ cups toasted, ground almonds
3 drops of almond extract
2 cups of sugar
Bring to a boil the water, sugar, and juice of ½ lemon in a saucepan.
Allow to boil for about 10 minutes.
Add the almond extract and ground almonds.
Stir well for about 3 minutes.
Lubricate your hands with a little olive oil, so the paste does not stick to your fingers.
Stuff the dates with the almond paste.