“Spirited” Walnut Date Spread

My mom recently gave me an adorable little cookbook called Simply Scones that has recipes for the titular biscuit-like treats and spreads to serve alongside them.  Both my mom and I love scones (and bread, and cake, and cookies…).  It’s really out of our hands I think; it must be the Bohemian blood or something.

But back to the cookbook!  This one isn’t a vegan cookbook, but most of the recipes are really easy to vegan-ize.  One such recipe caught my eye, maybe because I was having a rough day and a spread with rum sounded good – but then again, when doesn’t it?

This was so easy to make, and it was really yummy.  I slathered some of this spread on a Trader Joe’s Cinnamon Raisin Sprouted Wheat Bagel.  You could also serve this as a dip for fresh fruit or spread some on banana or zucchini bread.

Here’s my vegan version of the recipe with very minor changes.  Okay, I added more rum.

“Spirited” Walnut Date Spread

6 ounces non-dairy cream cheese, softened
1/3 cup chopped pitted dates
1/4 cup chopped walnuts
1 tablespoon rum
1 teaspoon firmly packed dark brown sugar

Place the cream cheese, dates, walnuts, rum and brown sugar in a food processor bowl fitted with a steel blade.  Process until the mixture is almost smooth, scraping the sides as needed.

Transfer the spread to a small bowl, and serve immediately or cover and refrigerate.

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3 Responses to ““Spirited” Walnut Date Spread”

  1. This is so dreamy looking! I am already envisioning “Spirited” Sticky Buns on Christmas morning! Mmmmm.

    Thanks for sharing!



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