This was the recipe for date pie that my great grandmother from Syria used to make. I call them 'Date Brownies' because I cut them in squares. I'm never going to understand how such an easy recipe is according to everyone I know 'my specialty.'

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
35 mins
total:
55 mins
Servings:
24
Yield:
24 squares
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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x13-inch pan.

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  • Mix graham cracker crumbs with melted butter in a bowl; press into the bottom of the prepared pan to make a pie crust.

  • Beat sweetened condensed milk, eggs, and vanilla extract together in a bowl. Fold walnuts and dates into the milk mixture with a spatula; pour into prepared pie crust.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 35 minutes; cut into bars while still warm. Place each square on a cupcake liner to serve.

Nutrition Facts

176 calories; protein 3.6g 7% DV; carbohydrates 22g 7% DV; fat 8.7g 13% DV; cholesterol 35.6mg 12% DV; sodium 100.9mg 4% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
05/17/2016
To answer a question one review had: eggs have to be beaten until the yellow of the yolk dissapears, about one minute, if they are overly beated the mixture produces little bubbles and this shows when the brownies are baked. Also, it is very helpfull to crumb the crackers in a blender or food procesor. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/07/2015
Made this as written. wasn't exactly sure how long to "beat" but decided to beat for about 2 minutes. Thought it would thicken up a bit so dates and walnuts could be "folded" in. They turned out perfectly! Just delicious. ..will definitely make these again. I used my mini chopper to prepare the graham cracker crust and walnuts. Only had whole dates on hand so took a little time to chop. Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
05/17/2016
To answer a question one review had: eggs have to be beaten until the yellow of the yolk dissapears, about one minute, if they are overly beated the mixture produces little bubbles and this shows when the brownies are baked. Also, it is very helpfull to crumb the crackers in a blender or food procesor. Read More
(4)
Rating: 4 stars
02/24/2015
I just tried this recipe for the first time and it's so easy. I cut the recipe in half just to try them. I also used figs instead of dates and almonds instead of walnuts because that's what I had In my pantry. I also used flax as an egg substitute to make them a little healthier. Everything else was as the recipe called for. They tasted delicious right out of the oven and I look forward to trying them after they have cooled down. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/18/2013
This was delicious! I think I'll try it with some of my other favorite dried fruits: apricots dates maybe even raisins. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/11/2018
I won 3rd place out of 12 contestants in a contest at work?? Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/21/2018
Easy and delicious! Y love dates so I tkink next time I ll add some more Read More
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