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Date Paste

Tami Kramer Nutmeg Notebook
Date paste is a natural way to add sweetness to recipes. Dates are a whole natural food that happens to be sweet with a rich caramel like flavor.
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  • Food Processor or High Powered Blender


  • 1 pound dates, pitted
  • boiling water


  • Pit the dates and place them in a bowl, cover with boiling water and let soak for at least 30 minutes to an hour to soften dates. How long to soak will depend on how moist the dates are. The dryer they are the more soaking time they will need.
  • Drain dates reserving soaking water.
  • Place soaked dates in the work bowl of a food processor fitted with the S blade, or in high speed blender, add 1 cup of the reserved soaking water and process until smooth., stopping to scrape down the sides when needed. Add more water if it needs to be thinner.


Use the leftover soaking water to make hot tea or add it to your smoothies.
Store in a sealed container in the fridge or in the freeze.
Use in sweet or savory recipes.
You can cut the recipe in half or you can double it - depending on how much you need.
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