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Date and Ginger Cream Pots

date and ginger cream pots

Once upon a time I was a college chick. I had my own downtown Chicago apartment and a bunch of friends to share it with on the weekends. We partied like rock stars (sometimes even with them – HI LL COOL J! Smile), we ate bad food, and drank whatever we could afford – aka Mad Dog 50/50. (what the? blah!)

But on Sundays all that would change because I would step into the kitchen and work some magic! (And help out a few hangovers.) This was our weekend ritual; party from Thursday to Saturday, and eat Katerina’s food on Sundays.

One Sunday afternoon, while everyone was still asleep, I rolled out of bed and before I even brushed my hair, I went straight to the fridge (too much drinky drink the night before) because my mind was on one thing, and one thing only – cream cheese dessert… any cream cheese dessert. I was actually aiming for a cheesecake, but that didn’t happen because it was going to take too long – I needed to satisfy this craving ASAP.

date and ginger cream pots

I then went to my trusted recipe booklet (a Microsoft Word Document) and pulled up a recipe that I had copied down from a magazine. I have no idea what magazine it came from, but I still have the recipe and go to it whenever I am in need of something quick and delicious.

I ate two full servings before someone finally got up that morning and joined me for the other two. I had to make more for the rest of the crowd.

Thus if you are making this for company, double the recipe.

Get your ramekins ready and start – these only take about 30 minutes from start to finish!

***When eating this, push the teaspoon to the side – it’s best if you use the cookies to scoop out the mixture. MMMMM!


Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 30 mins


  • 1 package (8 ounces) Cream Cheese, room temperature, softened
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons all-purpose flour
  • 8 fresh dates , pitted and chopped
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
  • zest from one small orange
  • powdered sugar for garnish
  • vanilla or shortbread cookies , or tea biscuits, for serving


  • Preheat oven at 350.
  • In a deep mixing bowl beat together the cream cheese, heavy cream, powdered sugar, lemon juice, and flour.
  • Fold in the dates, ginger, and orange zest.
  • Spoon the mixture into small (6 ounces or smaller) lightly sprayed ramekins – you’ll need only 4.
  • Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until firm and lightly golden on top.
  • Dust heavily with powdered sugar.
  • Serve warm with a side of vanilla cookies or shortbread biscuits.


Calories: 457 kcal | Carbohydrates: 20 g | Protein: 6 g | Fat: 41 g | Saturated Fat: 24 g | Cholesterol: 139 mg | Sodium: 245 mg | Potassium: 223 mg | Fiber: 1 g | Sugar: 15 g | Vitamin A: 1608 IU | Vitamin C: 3 mg | Calcium: 104 mg | Iron: 1 mg | Net Carbs: 19 g

Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.

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53 comments on “Date and Ginger Cream Pots”

  1. Wow, this looks amazing! This is total comfort food. My sister would love this dessert. Forget about the out-of-the-box betty crocker cake (it’s probably blasphemy to even suggest such a thing on FoodBuzz 🙂 , I’m going to make this for her birthday. Thanks!!

  2. Very creative, I can only imagine what your kitchen smelled like! I could have def. used some hangover magic to help this chick today 🙂

  3. Kate, this is beautiful dessert….and lovely photos.
    I don’t know why but I don’t see your posts on the Foodbuzz so I can’t always catch your new posts….love to read your blog…have a nice rest of the weekend:)

  4. I can definitely see why this would be delicious hangover food!! Yum. Ok: Did you REALLY hang out with LL Cool J? I love him. Jealous!! Also: I just posted the giveaway winner … and a little bird told me that it just might be your lucky day!! xoxo

  5. Sounds like some fun times! This dessert seems so easy; it belies how special a treat it is. Must try this soon! 🙂

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    I have never seen anything like this before! They look fantastic 🙂 I love college memories, but definitely didn’t have anything like these in mine!

  7. Oooh I love hangover food (not that this is hangover food – buuut for the sake of the story Im labeling it that). This does sound delicious though – no matter why Im snacking on it.

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