dates in a bowl next to a jar of date puree

Simple Date Spread

Quick, easy to make, and delicious, this fresh date spread is a sweet treat to put on bread, ice cream or any other dessert.
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Course: Condiment, Dessert
Cuisine: Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Paleo, Raw Vegan, Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings: 16 Tablespoons
Calories: 26kcal


  • 1 cup fresh dates
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice fresh-squeezed
  • 1 tsp. rose water (OPTIONAL)


  • Pit the dates, chop them roughly, and pack them firmly into a bowl.
  • Add lemon juice, rosewater (if used), and sufficient pure water to barely cover the dates.
  • Refrigerate overnight, then purée using a blender.
  • Store in a jar in the fridge.
  • Enjoy as a topping for fruit desserts, or as a spread on bread or crackers!


Calories: 26kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 60mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 4mg | Iron: 1mg
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