Date Jam


About the cook: I live in Murfreesboro, TN and I love to cook for my family and neighbors. I have 3 dogs, 3 cats, 2 kids, and lots of friends.

About the dish: We use this jam for morning pastries, pizza sauce, cheese trays, and biscuits. It's especially good paired with goat cheese.

National Origin: Italian

Serves: 8

Estimated Time: Under 30 Minutes


12 ounces dried, pitted dates; sliced roughly
1.5 cups red wine
1.5 cups balsamic vinegar
1 spring rosemary leaves
3/4 cup brown sugar
pinch salt
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
water as needed


Simmer everything together until liquid is the same level as the fruit.
Blend together in blender or stick blender.
Use water as needed for consistency.

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