- 2 C chopped dates
- 2 C water
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp lemon juiceBase and Topping
Base and Topping
- 1 C butter or margarine
- 1 C brown sugar
- 2 C flour
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 2 C rolled oats
Put all filling ingredients in a saucepan, bring to a boil and simmer, stirring occasionally, until water has evaporated.
To make crust and topping, cream together butter and sugar. Mix flour, salt and baking soda. Add to creamed mixture.
Add oats and mix well.
Spread a little more then half of the base mixture in a greased 9″ x 13″ pan. Pat down firmly.
Spread date filling over the base.
Sprinkle the remaining crumb mixture evenly over the filling. Press down slightly.
Bake at 350F for 1/2 hour or until slightly browned.
Cool in the pan, cut and serve.