Newfoundland Date Slices

The Delicious Spoon

This Date Slice Recipe is like a big hug from Grandma.  They are sweet, comfort food treats that bring back memories of childhood for me.  Soft chewy dates macerated down with brown sugar and vanilla and then sandwiched between two buttery flaky layers of oatmeal crumble.

- The Delicious Spoon

Pitted Dates

key ingredient:

1. In a large saucepan combine dates, white sugar, water and vanilla.  Mix well and simmer until dates soften and thicken.   Use the back of a large spoon to break down the dates when they soften to create a thickened smooth mixture.  Do this before all the liquid is absorbed. Remove from heat and set aside to cool.

Make the Filling

2. Preheat oven to 350 F. In a large bowl cream together butter and brown sugar until smooth and light.

Preheat & Prep

3. In a medium bowl add oats, flour, cinnamon and salt and mix well to combine. Add dry ingredients to butter mixture and mix only until combined.  You want the crust a little flakey and crumbly so don’t over mix.

Combine & Mix

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