Dates are known as nature’s candy for good reason! There are many types of dates. One of the most popular is the Medjool date, which is incredibly sweet and has a very meaty, creamy texture. An excellent natural sweetener, you can use dates in their whole form in recipes or as a ground paste. Date paste is incredibly easy to make. Below are step-by-step instructions.
To make: Empty a pack of dried dates into a tupperware container. Cover with water and let sit in refrigerator overnight or for at least 8 hours. In the morning, remove the water but do not discard. Put dates into a food processor or blender and add a couple tablespoons of water to enable dates to puree. If paste is too thick, keep adding water until the mixture loosens and purees. Puree until a thick paste is formed. The longer you puree, the thicker and finer the paste.
Storage: Store in the refrigerator for up to 1 month.