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Date & apple squares

Date & apple squares

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  • Easy
  • Makes 8

A chewy, oaty tray bake with sticky dates and apples - bound to be a big hit.

Nutrition: per square
HighlightNutrientUnit
kcal513
fat24g
saturates15g
carbs68g
sugars47g
fibre4g
protein5g
low insalt0.8g
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Ingredients

  • 225g butter , plus a little extra for greasing
  • 140g cooking apple , peeled, cored and chopped
  • 140g stoned date , chopped
  • 280g light soft brown sugar
  • 175g plain flour
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 100g porridge oat

Method

  • STEP 1

    Heat oven to 190C/170C fan/gas 5. Grease an 18cm square tin and line with baking parchment.

  • STEP 2

    Tip the apples into a pan with 2 tbsp water. Bring to the boil and simmer on a low heat for 5 mins until tender and slightly pulpy. Add the dates and 50g of the sugar, and cook for a further 5 mins. Take off the heat and break the apples down with the back of a spoon until smooth and well mixed with the dates. Set aside.

  • STEP 3

    Gently melt the butter in a saucepan. Mix the flour, bicarb, oats and remaining sugar in a bowl. Pour in the melted butter and stir well until oats are coated.

  • STEP 4

    Press half the mixture firmly into the tin, spread the apple mix on top and smooth over. Cover with the remaining oat mixture and press down. Bake for 30-35 mins until golden and firm. Cool in the tin before cutting into squares.

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Recipe from Good Food magazine, November 2012

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