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Date Caramel Fruit Dip

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Date Caramel Fruit Dip

As promised, here is another way to use your date puree! And it is so sweet and rich and carmelly… without refined sugars.  Win-win!

My daughter likes to heat this dip, scoop a generaous portion onto a piece of fruit, and then dip into into chopped nuts. This is so simple and satisfying. I highly recommend making a batch and keeping it in the fridge for those moments when you simply MUST have something sweet.

This image is darker than my date puree…. previously posted. That puree was a combination of date varieties, and will work just fine. This one was made with medjools only. mmm

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Date Caramel Fruit Dip

  • 1 c date puree – preferably medjool as they are naturally caramelly (to make your own, click here)
  • 1/4 – 1/2 c coconut milk (depending on thickness of puree)
  • 1/2 t vanilla
  • 1/2-1 t lemon juice
  • pinch of salt (to taste, to bring out the sweetness)

Optional: if you do not have puree, you can presoak pitted dates (I do this overnight in the fridge, but a couple of hours will help to soften dates), chop and puree them in a processor. Use 2 cups whole or chopped dates to get about 1 cup of puree. If you are in a hurry, you can add dates to a small sauce pot with enough water to soak them. Simmer low until softened. Chop. Puree.

Combine all ingredients until smooth. If your date puree is very thick, you will have quicker success with a food processor or blender… just don’t liquefy it! Adjust amount of coconut milk to get the consistency you like. It should be loose enough to dip, but not runny.

Special Diet Options

  • Raw – puree and combine without adding heat
  • Milks – feel free to substitute whatever milk fits your diet – almond, rice, heavy cream, hemp, etc

Enjoy with any fruit you like!

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