Date Raisin Squares - Microwave
March 09, 2013
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"As good as any baked in the oven and quicker"
- Serving Size: 1 (55 g)
- Calories 157.6
- Total Fat - 5.9 g
- Saturated Fat - 1 g
- Cholesterol - 0.8 mg
- Sodium - 50.6 mg
- Total Carbohydrate - 25.1 g
- Dietary Fiber - 2.4 g
- Sugars - 7.9 g
- Protein - 2.7 g
- Calcium - 24.4 mg
- Iron - 0.7 mg
- Vitamin C - 0.7 mg
- Thiamin - 0.1 mg
Filling: Combine dates, water, raisins and lemon juice in 4 cup measure; Cover with vented plastic wrap and microwave at high 4-6 minutes or until boiling; Stir every 2 minutes. Dates should be soft.
Let stand, covered, 5 minutes; Uncover and cool to lukewarm, stirring occasionally.
Crumbles: Combine first 5 dry ingredients in mixing bowl; Cut in butter until mixture is crumbly. Press half firmly into 8 inch square microwave baking dish; Spread with date filling; Sprinkle with remaining crumble mixture, patting down lightly.
Microwave at medium high for 9 minutes, rotating every 3 minutes, (not necessary if you have a rotating plate) remove from microwave and cover with aluminum foil.
Let stand covered directly on counter for 10 minutes.
Uncover and cool completely on wire rack.
Cut into small squares.
Tips & Variations
- Microwave & 8 inch microwave pan