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Dates Syrup Recipe Homemade

Rashmi Madhwaraj
This naturally sweetened dates syrup recipe makes everything tasty and you can give it to babies 6 months and older guilt-free without worrying about the sugar content in it. And you can make this date simple syrup within a few hours.
Prep Time 4 hrs
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 4 hrs 10 mins
Course Side Dish

Equipment

  • Blender

Ingredients
  

  • 200 grams Dates (Mejdhool dates)

Instructions
 

  • Wash and deseed the dates. If you choose pitted dates, you can eliminate this step. I recommend using Mejdhool dates as they are high in nutrition and are very soft.
  • Boil 2 cups of hot water and soak the pitted dates for up to 4 hours. If you pick the dates that are dried, you need to soak them longer. I have used medjool dates in this recipe which are very soft.
  • Check if the dates are really soft. Dates soak up some water and becomes very soft to touch.
  • Now strain the water and blend the soft dates in a blender. I would keep the strained water in case you need it later.
  • Blend until it forms a smooth paste. Alternately, you can add the strained water to the blended mixture to make sure it is not too thick.
  • Boil this blended dates paste in a pan on medium flame until all the extra water dries up and the paste turns into syrup consistency. I cooked the paste for up to 30 minutes.
  • The syrup resembles honey and turns dark in colour. At this point you can turn off the flame.
  • Cool the dates syrup and store them in an airtight glass jar.
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