Date & Cranberry Paste

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 20 mins

This is a Paste to serve with Cheeses much like Quince paste. It has a lovely caramel finish and a slight citrus tang. Great with Sheep or Goats milk Buchette or Chevres.


  1. Chop dates and dried cranberries finely.
  2. Place the chopped ingredients in a small saucepan on a medium heat and add the lemon juice.
  3. As the mixture warms up the dates will begin to break down. If the mixture becomes dry add water as necessary.
  4. Cook for 20 minutes and keep an eye on the water levels. The finished mixture should be reasonably think should have a shine to it. Note that when it cools it will have a thicker consistency.
  5. Place mixture in a small ramekin and allow to cool. Can be stored in the fridge for up to a week.
  6. Optionally you can place the mixture in a food processor and blend until smooth.


Most Helpful

Very tasty and easy to make. I served with some chevre and crackers, as suggested and it was great. Would also be good on toast or bagels, or on pancakes. Made for Fall 2008 PAC.

Outta Here October 18, 2008

Always enjoy finding new ways to serve cranberries, & this recipe has given me something unusual & very tasty! Definitely a great addition to any appetizer counter! Thanks for sharing a wonderful recipe! [Tagged, made & reviewed for one of my adopted Joeys in the Aus/NZ Special Recipe Swap #19]

Sydney Mike August 11, 2008

Thanks for posting this.

violet.z6 January 18, 2008

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