Roasted Almond and Date Spread
If desired, make a double batch of this spread and freeze half of it. The spread will keep for up to 2 weeks.
- 1/2 cup unsalted roasted whole almonds
- 1 package pitted dates
- 1/4 cup Madeira or dry sherry
- Zest of 1 orange
- Breads for serving
- Cheese for serving
When ready to serve, transfer the spread to a small serving bowl. Set the bowl alongside the breads and cheeses. Serves 8.
Adapted from Williams-Sonoma Easy Entertaining, by George Dolese (Simon & Schuster, 2005).