Apple-Date-Nut Bars

"isn't it great when something that tastes so good is actually good for you, too?"
photo by Tulip-Fairy photo by Tulip-Fairy
photo by Tulip-Fairy
photo by Tulip-Fairy photo by Tulip-Fairy
Ready In:
1hr 5mins




  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Butter a 13 x 9 inch baking pan.
  • In a saucepan, combine apples, sugar, lemon juice and water and simmer, covered, stirring occasionally, for 5-10 minutes, or until apples are tender.
  • Add dates and simmer, uncovered, stirring and mashing dates, for 3-5 minutes, or until dates are soft and mixture is almost smooth and let puree cool.
  • In a bowl, combine butter, brown sugar, salt, flour, walnuts and cinnamon and blend well.
  • Press half of flour mixture evenly into prepared pan.
  • Spread puree over, and crumble remaining flour mixture over puree, pressing lightly to form an even layer.
  • Bake for 35-40 minutes, or until golden.
  • Let cool completely.
  • Cut into 36 bars.

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  1. Made this for the PAC 06 and was very pleased with the results, it is very moist and very moreish...I found it easy to make but nearly forgot to add the walnuts. These were added to the top crumble only, but it didn't seem to make much difference, the were a hit!! Another winner Ev, thank you!
  2. Delicious moist bars, the bottom crust was a bit on the hard side even though I mixed all the ingredients in a processor though, thanks Ev!...Kitten:)


<style>body { background: url(""); background-repeat: repeat-y; }</style> OK, here goes. I live in Athens, Greece. I moved out here many, many years ago from Ottawa, Canada - so I am blessed in having two wonderful heritages! I suffer from compulsive obsessive behaviour with regard to food and my psychiatrist thought it would be a good idea to find a 'society' where many have the same problem and try to find a cure. So far, I've copied a couple of thousand recipes from this site and my psychiatrist has thrown the towel in and refuses to answer the phone when I call. What did I do wrong? Got 3 kids that keep me on the go - 10 and under at this point (2008) - I may not get round to updating this for a few years, so you'll have to do your own maths. I teach English full-time and Greek Cookery part-time. I would like to make the cooking part of it full-time and the English Grammar part of it part-time. That's all for now.
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