Dates are an excellent sweetener. For those seeking a softer, more concentrated version with the same intense date flavor, here is a recipe for two date products.
A Date Reduction is a dark liquid derived from medjool dates that makes a great addition to creamy desserts that need a sweetener with a higher water content.
With an additional step, you can focus this reduction on delicious syrup.
Date Syrup is a thick, dark caramel sweetener made from Medjool dates. You may have seen it on the shelves of your local health food store, as many cooks accept it as an alternative sweetener for their dishes, desserts, and drinks. Date syrup is incredibly easy to make at home, may be more affordable than store-bought, and has the lush caramel hue and intoxicating flavor of its namesake fruit.