12 pitted dates
1/4 cup chopped, toasted pine nuts
3 tablespoons red wine
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper (optional)
1/4 cup honey
Stuff dates with chopped nuts: the nuts are inserted into the space left by the pit.
Place dates in a small pan. Sprinkle with pepper if desired. Add wine, then drizzle honey over dates. Cook over medium heat until the skins begin to peel off the fruit. Transfer dates to a serving dish, and allow to cool slightly before serving.