I've done dried dates this way. Take a half gallon of water and crush 1/2 of a camden tablet an bring it to a boil. When the water reaches a boil remove from heat and drop in 1-2 pounds dried apricots, cover and let steep overnight.
Sanitize the inside of a food processor or blender with starsan or iodophor and pulse the apricots and liquid until you have a paste. If you want it chunkier, then pulse for only a little bit of time.
I've made date wine by then pushing the puree through a fine meshed strainer with the back of a spoon to collect the liquid. I then use the remaining pulp in making a bread or cake.
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