Date Butter



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


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Yield 1/2 cup approximately
10 Min
No-Cook or Other


  • 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)

How to Make Date Butter


  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.

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About Date Butter

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

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