Date syrup is my go to sweetener of choice. I use it to sweeten my yogurt, top my morning oats, smother my waffles, etc. It's an excellent, all natural sweetener and is really the only "sweetener" I ever use. If I'm not using it in a specific recipe, I'll scrape in half of a vanilla bean - which really makes for a delicious syrup. And obviously I'm sharing this recipe for a reason. Come Wednesday, you'll be able to make a damn good pie with this date syrup - so get to work.
8-9 medjool dates1 1/4 cups filtered water1 1/2 tsp lemon juice
Place the dates in a small bowl; cover with warm water and let sit for 30 minutes. Once the dates have soaked, drain the water then add all of ingredients to the wet container of a high speed blender, such as a Vitamix. Blend for 45-60 seconds, or until smooth. Transfer to an air tight container and store in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.
Yield: 1 1/3 cups