Date Paste

  • Yield: Makes 2 cups

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.


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