Date Butter

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By
@Celestina9000

I looked online at a decent amount of date butter recipes and came up with this combination.


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Comments:

Serves:

Yield 1/2 cup approximately

Prep:

10 Min

Method:

No-Cook or Other

Ingredients

1/2 c
butter, softened (*not* margarine)
3-4
dried dates, pitted (medjool, deglet, barhi, your choice)
1-2 Tbsp
date molasses also known as dibs tamar
pinch
spice of your choice, ground (cardamom, freshly grated nutmeg, cinnamon, clove)
1-2 tsp
freshly grated orange zest (for version #2)

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Use a sharp knife and wet it under the faucet. Cut up the dates into very small pieces. If the dates start to stick-wet the knife again.
2
Use a stand up mixer or electric mixture with the egg whip attachment and whip the butter, dates and date molasses for about 1 minute until light and fluffy. Or, by hand stir the dates and 1 tablespoon date molasses into the softened butter using a fork. (Do note that if you mix the butter mixture together by hand the butter won't be as fluffy.) Taste and add more date molasses, if desired.
3
Add a small pinch of spice of your choice or a combination of the spices listed. We tried cinnamon and ground cardamom. For Version #2 I stirred in 1 1/2 teaspoons freshly grated orange zest.
4
Scoop the butter into an airtight container and refrigerate at least 1 hour.
5
Serve with bread, muffins, crackers, apple slices, etc.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Spreads
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: Middle Eastern
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tag: Quick & Easy