Maraba Tamer (Date Jam)

READY IN: 27mins
Recipe by Annacia

I love North African flavors, they always offer enticing and exotic (for me) things that add a real sparkle to everyday foods. This little treat comes from: "From the Lands of Figs and Olives" by Habeeb Salloum and James Peters and it's the easiest jam you'll ever make.

Top Review by UmmBinat

This didn't come out well for us. I was using very dry Algerian dates though and that may be why. I fdidn't add sugar at first to try it with just the sweetness of the dates but it needed it. No organic sugar left so I used GMO that I will never buy again with the intention that it wasn't working out anyway. DH said it tasted OK but never went back to have it again. I used freshly squeezed lemon juice, plus the rest of the ingredients. Made for FEBRUARY'S SUN and SPICE EVENT (NA/ME)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Bring the water to a boil over medium heat.
  2. Add the sugar and cloves and, stirring all the time, bring the water to a boil again.
  3. Stir in the dates and turn the heat to low; then cook for about 10 minutes or until a paste is formed.
  4. Add the lemon juice, almonds and walnuts; then cook for a few more minutes.
  5. Remove and allow to cool; then store in a glass jar.

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