Date-Topped Semolina Bites

Prep Time: 5 min

Cook Time: 15 min

Total Time: 20 min

Servings: 12


  • 2 tbsp Filippo Berio Extra Light Olive Oil
  • 2 finely chopped shallots
  • 1 tsp fennel seeds
  • 1½ cups pitted dates
  • ½ cup golden raisins
  • ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • Semolina crackers or a cracker of your choice, for serving


    • In a 10-inch skillet, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Add the shallots and cook, stirring often, until softened, 3 to 5 minutes. Add the fennel seeds continue cooking for 1 minute. Add the dates, raisins, vinegar, 1/2 cup water, and brown sugar and cook for another 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and let cool to room temperature before serving.
    • To serve, top the crackers with a spoonful of the date mixture.