Matrimonial Date Squares

Recipe by Gerry
READY IN: 45mins
SERVES: 16-20
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • FILLING.
  • In pot over medium heat bring cold water and dates to a boil, and simmer two minutes, until dates nicely softened.
  • Add Brown sugar, simmer until sugar is dissolved.
  • Remove from heat, blend in the orange and lemon juice and set aside while making crumb crust.
  • CRUMB CRUST.
  • In large bowl put in the flour, soda, baking powder, salt and blend with a whisk to mix.
  • Add the brown sugar and rub in the margarine with the tips of fingers to mix.
  • Add the oatmeal and mix well.
  • ASSEMBLY.
  • Spread and pat half the crumbs in bottom of a greased 9x13 pan, saving the other half for the top.
  • Cover base with cool date filling and spread evenly.
  • Top with the rest of crumb mix.
  • Bake at 325 for 30- 35 minutes or (until top nice and gold).
  • Servings will depend on on the size of slice you wish to serve, small for the dainty tray or large and generous for dessert.
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