Preheat an oven to 400 degrees . In a large saucepan, cook the scallions, apple, butter and pepper, stirring, over high heat, for 1 minute. Add the chicken broth and bring to a boil over high heat. Remove from the heat and stir in the stuffing mix, pecans and dates until combined.
Transfer the stuffing to an ovenproof serving dish and bake for 10 minutes.