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Date And Raisin Squares

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Ingredients
For filling
  Chopped dates 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Seeded raisins 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  White sugar 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Grated lemon rind 1 Teaspoon
  Lemon juice 2 Tablespoon
  Freshly grated nutmeg 1⁄8 Teaspoon
  Boiling water 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
For crumbs
  Butter 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Firmly packed brown sugar 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Vanilla 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Sifted all purpose flour 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Soda 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Rolled oats 2 1⁄2 Cup (40 tbs)
Directions

Combine all ingredients for the filling in a heavy-bottomed saucepan and simmer until the mixture is thick and the moisture absorbed.
Cool.
Cream the butter till light and fluffy.
Beat in the sugar.
Add the vanilla.
Sift together the flour, soda, and salt; combine with the oats.
Mix the dry ingredients into the beaten mixture to form big crumbs.
Put half the crumbs into the bottom of a well-greased 9" x 9" cake tin.
Spread with the cooled date filling.
Sprinkle on the rest of the crumbs.
Bake at 350 degrees for 40-45 minutes.
Cool.
Cut into squares.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Canadian
Course: 
Snack
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cookie
Interest: 
Holiday
Ingredient: 
Date
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
45 Minutes
Ready In: 
60 Minutes

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