Need Help with Date Custard/Pudding
I am trying to replicate a recipe I had over the weekend and need some help. It was made with dates and was catered from someone who does not give out their recipes as it's their trade secret.
The custard had a middle eastern flair and had a lot of dates (soaked in milk or water and then pureed) mixed with sugar and eggs (did not taste eggy), vanilla, cardamom and hint of saffron (I could smell all of these). It also looked like it had some type of stabilizer (either completely crumbled bread or cracker crumbs in it). It was all baked and then there was a layer of thick cream and then a layer of chopped pistachios and almonds. It was cooled and then cut and served.
Any one had anything even remotely close to what I am describing. I would appreciate help with it or any other recipe that combines pureed dates. I have a lot of dates that my mother got from the middle east that I want to use up.