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Pineapple or Date Squares Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Mildred Nottingham
Added: Monday, July 20, 2009

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
PINEAPPLE FILLING
1 can crushed pineapple with juice
1 1/2 c. brown sugar
2 tbsp.. cornstarch
1 c. chopped nuts
Cook until thick and cool mixture. Put remaining part of crust mixture on top of the filling.

Date Filling:
3 c coarsely chopped dates
1/4 c. granulated sugar
1 1/2 c. water

For the crust and topping:
1 c. firmly packed brown sugar
1 3/4 c. flour
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
1 1/2 c. old-fashioned rolled oats
3/4 c.. (1 1/2 sticks) very cold butter, cut into small cubes
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

Directions:
Directions:
In a non-reactive medium saucepan over low heat, combine dates, granulated sugar, and water. Cook, stirring constantly, until thickened, about 15 minutes. Cool completely. In a large bowl or bowl of an electric mixer, place brown sugar, flour, baking soda, salt, and oats. Mix on low speed until combined. While mixer is running, add butter, 1 piece or 2 at a time. Mix until crumb like, with some lumps of butter no larger than pea size. Using your hands, press and flatten half of crumb mixture into a greased 9 by 13-inch pan. Spread cooled filling over crust. Cover with remaining crumb mixture, patting lightly. Bake until lightly browned, 25 to 35 minutes. Cool slightly and cut into bars while still in the pan. Gently remove cut bars from pan. Serve warm or at room temperature. Date bars, stored in airtight container, refrigerate and freeze well.

Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
1 hr.
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
At Christmas these were last made as they remained in the pan but not for long...

 

 

 

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