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Gramma's Date Squares


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  • 1 1/2 cups oatmeal
  • 1 1/2 cups sifted pastry flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup butter ( reviews say 1 cup butter )
  • 3/4 pound dates diced
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice



Step 1

( 1 ) Preheat oven to 350 F

( 2 ) In a large bowl, combine oats, pastry flour, salt, 1 cup brown sugar and baking soda. Mix in the butter until crumbly. Press half of the mixture into the bottom of a 9 inch square pan.

( 3 ) In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine the dates, water and 1/3 cup brown sugar. Bring to a boil and cook until thickened. Stir in lemon juice and remove from heat. Spread the filling over the base and pat the remaining crumb mixture on the top.

( 4 ) Bake for 20-25 minutes in preheated oven, or until top is lightly toasted. Cool before cutting into squares.


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