Date and Almond Sauce

I have been testing out a few new recipes for another project that I’m working on (details later), which means that I have 3 batches of different healthy frostings sitting around my kitchen.  This has been a good thing for Adam because he gets to eat and try all the things that I have been testing, but I still haven’t totally nailed down what I am looking for.  Don’t worry I’m close, and along the way I have made a really great sauce that can be used for a multitude of things.  I don’t usually post sweet recipes here, but I want to make sure I have a good variety for whatever culinary mood you’re in.  And yes, there is sour cream in this recipe.  Trust me on this one.  After the recipe, I’ll give you some ways to use this tasty sauce!

 

Date and Almond Sauce

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  • 6 large Medjool dates, pitted and chopped
  • 2 tsp molasses
  • 1 tbsp sour cream*
  • 1 tbsp smooth almond butter

* I use a dairy-free, homemade version of sour cream but you can use whatever you normally have on hand.  You can also use greek yogurt if you would prefer.

1. Soak the pitted and chopped dates in warm water for about 15 minutes.  Drain the water, reserving a few tablespoons.  Add the dates and the rest of the ingredients to a food processor or blender.  Process until you have a smooth sauce, adding some of the reserved water to reach the consistency you want.

You can use this sauce right away, but I like it a little better after it has been in the fridge for a few hours.  You can use this sauce in oatmeal, smoothies, ice cream, yogurt, spread on bread, muffins, cookies, or if you’re totally wild you can just eat it with a spoon.  Get creative and see what else this sauce tastes delicious on!  I hope you have a great Friday and an awesome weekend!

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