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Easy Date Puree Recipe

This date puree or date paste recipe I initially found from a Revive Cafe cookbook about a year ago when I made a lovely Homemade Muesli or Granola. I decided to post the recipe here as I realized this can be a great alternative for the other liquid sweets available for cooking or baking.


2 cups dried pitted dates

2 cups boiling water


Put the dried pitted dates and pour boiling water into a bowl and let them soak for 10 minutes. Make sure the bowl is deep enough for when transferring to the blender.


After 10 minutes, transfer to a blender, putting the dates first then pour the water, then blitz until smooth. Start with the lowest setting first, then increase as you go.



Using a spoon, place the mixture inside a jar or two (depending on the size). Scrape it from the blender as much as you can, feel free to use a teaspoon when scraping the last bits, then seal the jar and cool completely before putting it in the fridge.

NOTE: Although the author of the Revive Cafe cookbooks recommended for this puree to be used within 2 weeks, I found mine to still be good even after that time. However, this happened because my fridge is at the coldest temperature; otherwise green mold appears and it’s actually not good to use it. Maximum would be about a month.

You can also make one and a half or twice the recipe, increase the dates and water as needed if you’d like to make the puree a little bit thicker.

UPDATE: They have released a new cookbook aptly titled Revive Cafe Cookbook 4. Go to the website for more details on how to order their cookbooks, whether you live in Auckland or overseas.

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My name is Charica Roche, a writer, food lover, adventure seeker, color addict, and curious-driven person who truly believes in personal and spiritual growth. Writing helps me become a better person because it makes me feel grounded and it encourages me to be honest about things. Currently based in New Zealand, I'm constantly searching for and following my curiosities through books, art, music, dancing, and other aspects of a life well-lived through my own terms.

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