Date And Raisin Squares

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Sep. 16, 2011


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)


Combine all ingredients for the filling in a heavy-bottomed saucepan and simmer until the mixture is thick and the moisture absorbed.


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.


Cut into squares.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 45 Minutes
Ready In: 45 Minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving size Complete recipe

Calories 5542Calories from Fat 1455

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 166 g255.4%

Saturated Fat 91 g455%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 1775 mg73.96%

Total Carbohydrates 981 g327%

Dietary Fiber 72 g288%

Sugars 569 g

Protein 81 g162%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet