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Date Squares

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Where I live, in Quebec, this is a very popular recipe. It is a healthy recipe rich in fibre and iron. You have to try it!!! Enjoy!


Serves: 0

  • 2 cups chopped dates
  • 1 pound brown sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 cups quick-cooking oats

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Date Squares is a community recipe submitted by camille la gourmande and has not been tested by so we are not able to answer questions regarding this recipe.

  • Preheat oven to 325 f.
  • In a saucepan combine dates, brown sugar, lemon juice and water. Bring to a boil and cook approximately 5min or until the dates are tender enough to crushed with a fork. Set aside and cool.
  • In a bowl, sift flour and salt, add melted butter, brown sugar and oatmeal.
  • Press half of the dough into a greased 8in square mould.
  • Cover with the cooled date mixture and top with the remaining dough. Gently press down to even out the surface.
  • Bake 40 to 45 min. Cool and cut into squares.
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