Date Meringue Bars

"This is an old fashion recipe my mother use to make, but still so good."
 
Date Meringue Bars created by WicklewoodWench
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  • Beat together butter, granulated sugar, egg yolks and vanilla.
  • Add flour and mix to form a thick batter. Press in a greased 9”x7” pan.
  • Measure water, dates, brown sugar in over dates in medium saucepan and cook till thickened. Spread over base in pan.
  • Beat egg whites until frothy, slowly add brown sugar and beat to stiff peak stage. Spread meringue over dates.
  • Bake in a 350* oven for 30 minutes.
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  1. janisevans
    I was thrilled to find your recipe! I used to make these squares all the time from a old cookbook that I cannot find! Your recipe saved the day! Thank you, I love these squares and am looking forward to serving them for company tonight.
     
  2. Nancy I.
    My mom made these every Christmas and I know we would fight over them, LOL. BTW, they freeze really well. Fabulous for a treat.
     
  3. WicklewoodWench
    Date Meringue Bars Created by WicklewoodWench
  4. WicklewoodWench
    These were wickedly rich,,,the biscuit base was to die for, the meringue tasted like butterscotch and the filling divine.The only change I made was to use gluten free flour mix instead of ordinary flour. I think when I make it again (Oh yes I am making this again!!!) I might add a little lemon juice to the dates, just to cut the richness....And my diabetic husband has begged me to reduce the sugar content so he can indulge ( sorry I mean over indulge)
     
  5. Sageca
    This is an old fashion recipe my mother use to make, but still so good.
     
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