Medjool Date Paste

Medjool Date Paste

Ingredients

  • 2 cups (350 g) Natural Delights Medjool Dates, pitted, coarsely chopped (about 20 dates)
  • ½ cup (125 mL) very hot water

Preparation

An excellent natural sugar substitute, spread on bread or toast in place of jam. Also great served with a pork roast, ham or chicken.

  1. Place the dates and water in a food processor. Process until fairly smooth to make a coarse paste, or process longer to make a creamy paste, scraping down the sides as necessary.
  2. Store tightly covered in the refrigerator for up to 1 month.

Tip: To make a spiced date paste, stir together ½ cup (28 g) of date paste and ¼ tsp. of cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice or ground ginger.

Makes about 1 3/4 cups
Total Time: 5 minutes

Nutritional analysis per serving:

Calories: 120, Total Fat: 0 g, Saturated Fat: 0 g, Trans Fat: 0 g, Monounsaturated Fatty Acids: 0, Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids: 0, Cholesterol: 0 mg, Sodium: 0 mg, Potassium: 260 mg, Carbohydrate: 32 g, Fibre: 3 g, Sugar: 28 g, Protein: 1 g, Vitamin A: 0%, Vitamin C: 0%, Calcium: 2%, Iron: 2%