Date Butter

2
C G

By
@Celestina9000

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

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

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)

How to Make Date Butter

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.

Printable Recipe Card

About Date Butter

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




Show 5 Comments & Reviews

22 Fall Butter Recipes

22 Fall Butter Recipes

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

From pumpkin to apple to salted caramel to cinnamon, enjoy the fresh taste of all the autumn flavors with these fall butter recipes. Using your Crock Pot, Instant Pot or...

How To Make Homemade Mayonnaise

How to Make Homemade Mayonnaise

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

You’ll be surprised to find out mayonnaise is quick and easy to make at home. A handful of ingredients, probably already in the pantry, whip up the most delicious, silky...