Date Squares with a hint of orange

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 36
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 141.1
  • Total Fat: 5.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 13.8 mg
  • Sodium: 42.0 mg
  • Total Carbs: 26.0 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.4 g
  • Protein: 1.4 g

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Submitted by: SKYHI55

Number of Servings: 36


    1 lb of chopped dates
    1/2 cup of hot water
    1/4 cup of orange juice
    1/4 cup of brown sugar
    1tsp of lemon juice
    1tsp of orange rind
    11/2 cup of flour
    11/2 cup of rolled quick oats
    1 cup of packed brown sugar
    1/8 tsp salt
    1cup unsalted butter


Another Cape Breton favorite, and a little healthier than your average sweet square because of the oats. Source - "A Guide to Good Cooking" - Five Roses Flour Filling: Combine dates, hot water and brown sugar together in saucepan. Cook over medium heat until dates are soft and water is absorbed. Add vanilla and let cool. Meanwhile, prepare pastry. Pastry: Combine dry ingredients together in a bowl. Work in butter with 2 knives or pastry blender until pastry is crumbly. Spread half the mixture in bottom of a greased 9"x13 pan and pat down. Cover with cold date filling. Pat remaining mixture on top. Bake in 375F (190C) oven. Cut into 36 squares while still warm and cool in pan before serving. Bake in 375 oven for 30 minutes. VARIATION: Orange Date Squares (see filling for orange date squares above).

Number of Servings: 36

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user SKYHI55.


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