Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 1 lb dates

  2. 1 cup cold water

  3. 4 tablespoons brown sugar

  4. 2 tablespoons orange juice

  5. 2 teaspoons lemon juice (can use realemon)

  6. 2 1/4 cups flour

  7. 3/4 teaspoon baking soda

  8. 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

  9. 1/4 teaspoon salt

  10. 1 1/2 cups margarine

  11. 1 1/2 cups brown sugar

  12. 2 1/4 cups oatmeal (I use Quaker Oats)

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑


  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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