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By Craig Claiborne
Preheat oven to moderate (325°F.).
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.
Spread the batter in a very thin layer in a greased nine-inch-square pan. Bake for thirty minutes.
Cool partially. Cut into bars. Roll the bars in additional confectioners’ sugar.
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