Exotic and spicy, this syrup recipe is the perfect blend of bold pepper and smooth, sweet Medjool dates. Serve over ice cream, hot oatmeal, spiced cake and more.
- 1 Soak dates with pepper and boiling water in covered small bowl 30 minutes or until dates have softened.
- 2 Remove dates with a slotted spoon into a blender container, reserving the water. Cover blender. With center part of cover removed and blender running on high speed, gradually add 1/2 to 3/4 cup of the reserved water. Cover blender completely. Blend 2 to 3 minutes on high speed or until smooth.
- 3 Store syrup in tightly covered, clean container in refrigerator until ready to use.
TIPS AND TRICKS
For Vanilla Peppered Date Syrup: Add 1/4 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract to the boiling water for soaking the dates.
Serve Peppered Date Syrup over ice cream, spiced cake, hot oatmeal or other hot grain cereal and yogurt.