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Walnut Date Spread Recipe

"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. YIELD:7 servings

Ingredients

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

Directions

  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

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