Date Caramel
 
Makes about ½ cup
Ingredients
  • ½ cup (64 grams) dried whole pitted dates
  • ½ cup (120 grams) water
  • ½ cup (120 grams) Frangelico
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 vanilla bean, split lengthwise, seeds scraped and reserved
  • 1 tablespoon (21 grams) maple syrup
Instructions
  1. In a small saucepan, bring dates, ½ cup (120 grams) water, Frangelico, cinnamon stick, and vanilla bean seeds to a boil over medium heat. Reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer until dates are softened, 15 to 20 minutes. Remove cinnamon stick and vanilla bean.
  2. Transfer mixture to the container of a blender, and purée until smooth, about 3 minutes. Stir in maple syrup. Let cool completely. Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 1 week.
Recipe by Bake from Scratch at https://www.bakefromscratch.com/date-hazelnut-caramel-cake/