Nutmeg Date Bars

Preparation info

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New York Times Menu Cookbook

New York Times Menu Cookbook

By Craig Claiborne

Published 1966

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  • 8 ounces pitted dried dates
  • 1 cup pecans or walnuts
  • 1 cup sifted confectioners’ sugar
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • ¾ teaspoon ground nutmeg


    1. Preheat oven to moderate (325°F.).

    2. Put the dates and nuts through a food grinder using the medium blade. Add the sugar, eggs and salt and mix well. Add the melted butter, lemon juice, flour and nutmeg and mix thoroughly.

    3. Spread the batter in a very thin layer in a greased nine-inch-square pan. Bake for thirty minutes.

    4. Cool partially. Cut into bars. Roll the bars in additional confectioners’ sugar.