8 C rehydrated (previously dried) dated
1 1/2 – 2 C water
2 C sugar
1 tsp cinnamon powder
1 tsp ground nutmeg
Grated zest of 1 lemon
Juice of 1/2 -3/4 lemon (med/lg)
Chop dates in food processor. Will be thick paste with pieces. May have to add small amount of water.
Bring dates and water to a boil.Simmer gently for 10 mins.
Add remaining ingredients and continue to cook on medium, stirring all the time.
When the mixture is thick and smooth (with pieces), take it off the stove.
Pack into hot jars, cover and process.