Matrimonial Date Squares

Matrimonial Date Squares

Time: 45 mins


  • 1 lb dates
  • 1 cup cold water
  • 4 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice (can use realemon)


  • 1 FILLING.
  • 2 In pot over medium heat bring cold water and dates to a boil, and simmer two minutes, until dates nicely softened.
  • 3 Add Brown sugar, simmer until sugar is dissolved.
  • 4 Remove from heat, blend in the orange and lemon juice and set aside while making crumb crust.
  • 6 In large bowl put in the flour, soda, baking powder, salt and blend with a whisk to mix.
  • 7 Add the brown sugar and rub in the margarine with the tips of fingers to mix.
  • 8 Add the oatmeal and mix well.
  • 10 Spread and pat half the crumbs in bottom of a greased 9x13 pan, saving the other half for the top.
  • 11 Cover base with cool date filling and spread evenly.
  • 12 Top with the rest of crumb mix.
  • 13 Bake at 325 for 30- 35 minutes or (until top nice and gold).
  • 14 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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