Print

How To Make Date Paste

With just dates and water, you can make your own Date Paste (also know as date caramel) to add natural sweetness and flavor to desserts and baked goods.

Ingredients

  • dates- pitted and chopped
  • water
  • optional: vanilla, sea salt, cinnamon, etc

Instructions

  1. Place pitted dates in a bowl and cover with water.
  2. Let soak overnight.
  3. Drain soaking liquid and reserve.
  4. Place dates in a food processor or high powered blender.
  5. Add reserved soaking liquid one Tbsp at a time until mixture reaches desired consistency.
  6. Add additional flavorings if desired.
  7. Store in the fridge- color will darken as it sits.

Notes

Quick soak option:
If you’re in a pinch, you can soak the dates in hot water with a lid on for 20 minutes and then follow the directions above but after testing both methods, I think the overnight soak makes it just a little bit smoother and better