Saturday, January 22, 2011

Easy Date Swirls

This is my first attempt at date jam.  It didn't seem too complicated so I gave it a try.  Of course i could eat my delicious jam with toast and coffee but that seemed a little boring.  I had some phyllo in the freezer so it seemed like the perfect partner.

Date Jam almost ready...just a little more mashing.
First I made my Jam here's the ingredients:

2 Cups of Dates (remove the pit)
3/4 cups of sugar
1 cup of water

Before you start pull phyllo out of the freezer to thaw while you prepare the jam.  I simmered this on really low heat for a while.  I wasn't in a hurry so i just let it break down and helped it a long by mashing with my wooden spatula.  After a while it turned into this beautiful amber jam.

Date Jam spread on dough.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Next roll out phyllo dough with a little floor sprinkled on your board.  You don't need your dough too thin.  Cut into 3 long equal strips and spread a light layer of jam.  Roll like a sushi roll and cut into 1 inch slices and place on a silicone baking sheet or parchment paper on a cookie sheet.

Bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown, jam will be bubbling.  Cool down and product looks impressive and its super easy to make.  The problem I run into is the fact that I want to eat them all.  I'm reserving the extra jam in a plastic container for those in the hurry days with toast and coffee!!
Addicting little date swirls!!


  1. I am not much of a baker but this recipes sounnddss and looks dellliiisssshhhh!!! I think i will give it a try!!

  2. let me know how they turn out!!!