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Date Bars Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
mary disomma

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 cups rolled oats
1 cups sifted pastry flour
teaspoon salt
teaspoon baking soda
1 cup packed brown sugar
cup butter, softened
pound pitted dates, diced
1 cup water
⅓ cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon lemon juice

9 inch square pan
double recipe for 9 x 13

Directions:
Directions:
Preheat oven to 350.

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 or double the recipe and bake it in a 9 x 13. Bake the bottom crust for 10-15 minutes. (until lightly golden)

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 20-25 minutes in preheated oven, or until top is lightly toasted. Cool before cutting into squares. Dredge the squares in powdered sugar on all sides.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
9
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
45 minutes

 

 

 

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