Delightful Date Jam


Discover the rich, natural sweetness of Delightful Date Jam, a luscious spread that transforms ordinary dates into a sensational culinary delight. This homemade jam is not only a healthier alternative to processed sugary spreads but also a versatile addition to your pantry, perfect for enhancing breakfasts, desserts, and snacks.

Delightful Date Jam

Preparation and Cooking Times

  • Preparation Time: 15 minutes (plus time for pitting dates)
  • Cooking Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes

Servings and Serving Size

  • Servings: Approximately 2 cups
  • Serving Size: 1 tablespoon

Nutritional Profile (per tablespoon)

  • Calories: 48 kcal
  • Protein: 0.4 g
  • Fat: 0.1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 13 g
  • Fiber: 1.5 g
  • Sugar: 11 g


  • Pitted dates (500g / 1.1 lb / 17.6 oz)
  • Water (250ml / 1 cup / 8.5 oz)
  • Lemon juice (30ml / 2 tbsp / 1 oz)
  • Ground cinnamon (2g / 0.07 oz)
  • Vanilla extract (5ml / 1 tsp / 0.2 oz)

Detailed Method of Preparation

  1. Prepare the Dates: Chop the pitted dates finely.
  2. Cook the Dates: In a saucepan, combine chopped dates and water. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 20-25 minutes.
  3. Add Flavors: Stir in lemon juice, cinnamon, and vanilla extract. Cook for another 5 minutes.
  4. Blend the Mixture: Let the mixture cool slightly. Then, blend in a food processor until smooth.
  5. Store the Jam: Transfer the jam to sterilized jars and let it cool completely before sealing.

Tips for Culinary Success

  • Quality of Dates: Use fresh and soft dates for the best texture and flavor.
  • Consistency Adjustment: Add more water if the jam is too thick or cook longer for a thicker consistency.
  • Storage Tips: Store in the refrigerator for up to 3 weeks.


Can I use sugar or honey in this recipe?

The natural sweetness of dates usually makes additional sweeteners unnecessary.

How can I use date jam?

Spread it on toast, swirl it into yogurt, or use it as a topping for pancakes.

Can I freeze date jam?

Yes, it can be frozen for up to 3 months in a freezer-safe container.