Date-Nut Sandwich Spread

★★★★★ 1 Review
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By C G
from Vallèe du Willamette, OR

Here's another winner from my copy of 1,000 Vegetarian Recipes by Carol Gelles. I contributed a pinch of spice to the recipe but it is optional.

serves 3/4 cup
prep time 10 Min
method No-Cook or Other

Ingredients

  •   1/2 c
    dried dates, pitted ( for this recipe i chose deglet noor dates, *always* unsulphured)
  •   2/3 c
    cream cheese, softened (reduced fat cream cheese not recommended)
  •   1/3 c
    walnuts (you can substitute pecans, almonds, pistachios, hazelnuts, pine nuts)
  •   1 pinch
    ground cardamom or cinnamon (freshly grated nutmeg is good with this spread, too!)
  •  
    sandwich bread, crackers, english muffins, crumpets, etc. to use with the spread
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How To Make

  • 1
    Finely chop the dates either by hand. (use a wet knife-it makes slicing easier!) Or, place coarsely chopped dates in a food processor fitted with a steel blade.
  • 2
    Stir together the softened cream cheese and nuts by hand or add it to the food processor (along with the spice, if using. If using a food processor, process with the PULSE on/off function. Process the mixture until everything is combined and the dates are as finely chopped as possible.
  • 3
    Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.

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