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Make sure you always have some on hand to create a healthy dessert in no time. Here’s how to make date paste.

date paste recipe

Ingredients

  • One pound of pitted dates
  • One cup of liquid (water, unsweetened non-dairy milk, unsweetened juice)

Instructions

  1. Soak dates in liquid overnight or for several hours until much of the liquid is absorbed.
  2. In food processor fitted with the “S” blade, process dates and liquid until completely smooth.
  3. Store date paste in the refrigerator.

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Cara2 months ago
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Does it HAVE to be refrigerated? I normally refrigerate but the last time I made a PB & Date Paste sandwich (with sliced banana), I accidentally stored it back in the pantry instead of the fridge. You think it’s still ok? I mean, it’s basically still just dates, which are fine in the pantry. Thanks.

B B2 weeks ago
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Not a knowledgeable person here but that sounds a little risky. I once mixed water into a jar of almond butter to loosen up the solid at the bottom, left in the pantry, next day gray fuzzy mold inside yuck

Jennifer10 months ago
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How much date paste does this recipe make? I am going to make your pumpkin pie.

Thank you,
Jennifer

Thomas7 months ago
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About 3 and a half cups or 690 grams.

Robert1 year ago
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Do you use 1c of water and 1 cup juice and 1 cup vegan milk OR is it just 1 c of any one of those? to the dates??

Maureen12 months ago
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Just 1 cup of liquid total.

Beth1 year ago
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How long is this okay to keep in the fridge once the dates are blended with the water?

Patricia11 months ago
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I freeze my date paste (separately by the tablespoon) for easy and convenient use.

Pamela young1 year ago
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I am your new biggest fan! Your personality and humor is infectious. Your recipes are delicious, and this way of eating has changed my life. Ty

Scott1 year ago
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Probably a thinner watered-down version. Best to check the label for ingredients but probably the same. I would guess the syrup has less fiber (possibly filtered).

Lisa1 year ago
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I purchased date syrup from Marshalls… Is this the same as the paste?

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