Walnut Date Spread Recipe

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"Wanting to bring a different kind of sandwich to a meeting, I experimented with various spreads. This fruit and nut combination was a winner," say Leora Muellerleile of Turtle Lake, Wisconsin. "A nice substitute for butter, it's wonderful on raisin toast. For fun, try adding cinnamon, ginger or nutmeg."
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 5 min.
MAKES:7 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 5 min.
MAKES: 7 servings


  • 1 cup pitted dates
  • 2 tablespoons chopped walnuts
  • 1/4 cup orange juice

Nutritional Facts

2 tablespoons: 86 calories, 2g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 1mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 2g fiber), 1g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch.


  1. In a food processor, combine dates and nuts; cover and process until finely chopped. While processor is running, add orange juice until blended. Yield: 7 servings.
Originally published as Walnut Date Spread in Light & Tasty April/May 2003, p11

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