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Candied Orange Date Bars

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Ingredients
For filling
  Candied orange slices 1⁄2 Pound, cut in thirds
  Pitted dates 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), cut up
  Sugar 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  All purpose flour 1 Tablespoon
  Boiling water 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
For batter
  Butter/Margarine 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Firmly packed brown sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Eggs 2
  All purpose flour 1 3⁄4 Cup (28 tbs)
  Baking soda 1 Teaspoon
  Salt 1 Pinch
  Vanilla 1 Teaspoon
  Chopped walnuts 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Directions

Combine orange slices, dates, sugar and flour in 2-quart bowl.
Toss lightly to distribute sugar and flour.
Pour boiling water over fruit.
MICROWAVE 2 MINUTES, 30 SECONDS to 3 MINUTES on HIGH, or until thick.
Set aside.
Mix butter, sugar and eggs thoroughly.
Blend in flour, soda, salt and vanilla.
Beat well.
Stir in nuts.
Spread half of batter in (8 x 8-inch) baking dish.
Cover evenly with filling.
Top with remaining batter.
MICROWAVE 7 MINUTES, 30 SECONDS to 8 MINUTES on HIGH, or until almost no imprint remains when touched in center.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Caribbean
Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Microwaving
Dish: 
Pudding
Restriction: 
Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Date
Interest: 
Everyday, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes
Cook Time: 
5 Minutes
Ready In: 
10 Minutes
Servings: 
6

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