Date or Apricot Squares


  • 8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, cut into pieces, more for greasing pan
  • 1 ⅓ cups all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ pound pitted dates or dried apricots
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • Pinch salt
  • Nutritional Information
    • Nutritional analysis per serving (16 servings)

      201 calories; 6 grams fat; 3 grams saturated fat; 0 grams trans fat; 1 gram monounsaturated fat; 0 grams polyunsaturated fat; 35 grams carbohydrates; 1 gram dietary fiber; 25 grams sugars; 2 grams protein; 38 milligrams cholesterol; 32 milligrams sodium

    • Note: Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available data.

About 16 squares


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease an 8-inch square baking pan (not necessary with nonstick pan).
  2. Combine butter, 1 cup flour and the granulated sugar in a food processor. Pulse until ingredients are pebbly and crumbly; mixture will be quite dry. Press into pan, and bake for 15 minutes or until shell is evenly cooked.
  3. If fruit is very dry, stew it in water to cover in a small saucepan until soft, 5 to 10 minutes. Drain very well, then chop. Combine in a bowl with eggs, brown sugar, remaining flour and salt.
  4. Remove pan from oven, and pour fruit batter over crust. Bake until lightly browned and firm on edges but still a little soft in middle, about 30 minutes. Cool, then cut into squares and serve. Store, covered and refrigerated, for up to 2 days.

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