Date Honey


Dip apples in this at Rosh Hashana for a new spin on an old tradition.This fruit puree has the thick consistency of apple butter. Spread it on toast, or dot it on oatmeal or whole grain pancakes. Orange flower water, which is optional for this recipe, is available at Middle Eastern markets.
This recipe comes to us by way of Jewish Veg Advisory Council member Ellen Kanner. Her Website is


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1 1⁄3 cup
water or black tea
1 cup
pitted dates (Deglet Noor or Medjools)
1 1⁄2 teaspoon
lemon juice
1⁄2 teaspoon
orange flower water (optional, but highly recommended)


1. In a small saucepan, bring water to boil.
2. Add dates and stir.
3. Cover the pot and turn off the heat. Leave the pot on the burner for 30 minutes to let the ingredients steep.
4. Pour the dates and water into a food processor and process for 2 minutes, or until smooth and saucy. Add lemon juice and orange flower water. Process again for another minute.
Keeps covered and refrigerated for several months.

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