gourmet DATE butter paste Recipe

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Citrus, Rum and Vanilla round out the sweetness of plump date fruits. This smooth, buttery Date paste blends well into cookies as well as square bars etc.
Note: This date paste recipe makes a large quantity. It uses a combination of pitted Medjool dates along with pressed dates.

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Servings: 5-1/2 cups


  • . > (mostly American measures) <
  • . 2 lb. (907g) Medjool dates, pitted [4 cups (~10-12 dates)/ cup]
  • . 1/2 cup organic, granulated sugar
  • . 1/2 cup frozen orange concentrate
  • . 1 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • . 2 cups water
  • . 2 tsps. pure vanilla extract
  • . 1 Tbsp. dark Rum (optional)
  • . 1 pkg. (17.6oz./ 500g) pressed dates


  1. . In a medium saucepan, soak for 30 minutes, all the ingredients except for the vanilla and Rum.
  2. . On MED-HIGH, while frequently stirring, bring the mix to a boil and then immediately lower the heat to MED-LOW and simmer for about 5 minutes to thicken. Add the vanilla and Rum.
  3. . Remove from the heat and set aside to cool for about 30 minutes before adding in the pressed dates package. Break it up and combine.
  4. . Later, place the mix into a blender to smoothen. Pour it into a bowl and cool completely. This paste freezes well.
  5. . Flavourful wishes from Claudia's kitchen...FOODESSA.com


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