Next post will be for a rich, creamy, healthy no-bake New York style cheesecake, using this caramel sauce in the filling as the sweetener.
Fruit-sweetened Caramel Sauce
15 pitted dates (about 110g or 4 oz.)
1 to 1½ c. milk, any kind (I used coconut milk)
¼ c. melted browned butter or ghee, optional but helps give a caramel-y flavor
1/16 tsp. salt
Blend until smooth, starting with the lower amount of milk; add more only if needed. Makes about 1 1/2 - 2 cups. If you don’t have a powerful blender, soak the dates overnight in the milk or simmer them together for 10 minutes, then puree. If you prefer it sweeter, add a little honey, brown sugar, or stevia.
Try other dried fruits. Peach is good. Pear has naturally caramel undertones and would be delicious with a dash of cinnamon or coriander.