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Date Paste

  • Yield: Makes 2 cups
Date Paste

Source: Martha Stewart Living, February 2000


  • 2 cups dates, pitted and diced
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • Zest and juice of 1 lemon


  1. Place dates in a saucepan with water, salt, and lemon zest and juice. Cook over medium heat until dates are soft, about 12 minutes. Remove from heat; let cool before using.

Reviews (2)

  • pps6996 5 Dec, 2014

    My grandmother made these date/nut bars every Christmas. But she used orange juice instead of water. And only 1 tsp. real lemon juice from the bottle. Try it, it really makes these bars stand out.

  • reveillon 18 Feb, 2008

    Happy to see India they use date paste to make Date Ghari, which are little chapathys stuffed with date paste; flavored with rosewater, served for afternoon tea. The only problem is that they use much ghee and sugar in the recipe. I like this better. Thank you and your mom (sniff !!!) ever so much

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