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gourmet DATE butter paste Recipe
by Foodessa

gourmet DATE butter paste

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 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