Jujey's Date Squares

>> Sunday, February 14, 2010

So I had this box of dates in my fridge and needed to use them. I was hoping to find a good date square recipe....I found this one on allrecipes....it's pretty good, but still aunt shirley makes the best...I need to get her recipe, but until then, this one will do....it was really good.


JUJEY'S DATE SQUARES

1 1/2 cups rolled oats
1 1/2 cups sifted pastry flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup packed brown sugar
3/4 cup butter, softened

3/4 pound pitted dates, diced
1 cup water
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  • In a large bowl, combine oats, pastry flour, salt, 1 cup brown sugar, and baking soda. Mix in the butter until crumbly. Press half of the mixture into the bottom of a 9 inch square baking pan.
  • In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine the dates, water, and 1/3 cup brown sugar. Bring to a boil, and cook until thickened. Stir in lemon juice, and remove from heat. Spread the filling over the base, and pat the remaining crumb mixture on top.
  • Bake for 20 to 25 minutes in preheated oven, or until top is lightly toasted. Cool before cutting into squares.

4 comments:

Cosmic Cook February 14, 2010 at 11:49 AM  

That looks delicious and healthy too!

I have two boxes of fresh dates (rotab) in the freezer. Do you have any recipes where I could use rotab instead of dry dates?

Jujey February 14, 2010 at 7:30 PM  

Cosmic Cook - ya they are good!!! I don't know of any recipes for fresh dates.....but I will try to look for some....if u do find any...let me know!!

Rana,  February 20, 2010 at 2:14 AM  

WOW Jujey, I love date squares! I thought they were impossible to make at home until now. Thank you!

Jujey February 21, 2010 at 1:35 PM  

Make them Rana....they were really good, and so easy to make!!

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