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    Date Raisin Squares - Microwave

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    Total Time:

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    Cook Time:

    43 mins

    10 mins

    33 mins

    Derf's Note:

    As good as any baked in the oven and quicker.

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    1. 1
    2. 2
      Combine dates, water, raisins and lemon juice in 4 cup measure.
    3. 3
      Cover with vented plastic wrap and microwave at high 4-6 minutes or until boiling.
    4. 4
      Stir every 2 minutes.
    5. 5
      Dates should be soft.
    6. 6
      Let stand, covered, 5 minutes.
    7. 7
      Uncover and cool to lukewarm, stirring occasionally.
    8. 8
    9. 9
      Combine first 5 dry ingredients in mixing bowl.
    10. 10
      Cut in butter until mixture is crumbly.
    11. 11
      Press half firmly into 8 inch square microwave baking dish.
    12. 12
      Spread with date filling.
    13. 13
      Sprinkle with remaining crumble mixture, patting down lightly.
    14. 14
      Microwave at medium high for 9 minutes, rotating every 3 minutes, (not necessary if you have a rotating plate) remove from microwave and cover with aluminum foil.
    15. 15
      Let stand covered directly on counter for 10 minutes.
    16. 16
      Uncover and cool completely on wire rack.
    17. 17
      Cut into small squares.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on August 12, 2009


      I love date squares and these did not disappoint. I really did not know what to expect as previous attempts to "bake in the microwave" never worked. I made a couple of changes to the filling based on the recipe I make in the oven. I increased the dates to 2 cups, included the zest of the lemon and I included the rest of the lemon juice with the water and still included the raisins. I would increase the measuring cup size if you want to make these changes as it boiled over. I couldn't wait until they cooled to try them and they were great. The crust wasn't soggy as I expected, but not like they would be had you baked them in the oven. Over all they are a success and I will continue to make them in the dog days of summer. Thank you Derf for posting such a great recipe.

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    Nutritional Facts for Date Raisin Squares - Microwave

    Serving Size: 1 (1103 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 135.5
    Calories from Fat 35
    Total Fat 3.9 g
    Saturated Fat 2.3 g
    Cholesterol 9.7 mg
    Sodium 61.0 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 24.9 g
    Dietary Fiber 1.4 g
    Sugars 17.0 g
    Protein 1.4 g

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