Incaberry and Date Bars
 
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These bars (slices) are sweet and tangy and delicious and the berries are also vry good for you.
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Australian
Serves: 9
Ingredients
filling
  • 1 cup incaberries
  • 1 cup dates
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 2 oz brandy (optional) I don't think it's necessary but it makes an adult treat
  • ¾ cup water
Crust
  • 1 cup plain flour
  • 1 cup uncooked oats (quick cooking preferred)
  • ½ packed brown sugar
  • ½ cup butter (softened)
Instructions
Filling
  1. If you are the plan ahead sort of person, you could soak the incaberries overnight but that's not who I am.
  2. Tumble the incaberries and dates into a saucepan larger than you think you need (they will swell)
  3. Add sugar and cook on low heat until the berries and dates are very soft and thick. Add more water if your heat is higher than mine. The consistency should be like really soft icing.
  4. Remove from heat and cool for a few minutes and then whiz in a blender or food processor and set aside.
Crust
  1. Preheat oven to 180C/350F
  2. Toss all crust ingredients into a food processor and whiz until mixture looks like soft crumbs.
  3. Reserve one cup of this mixture and pat the rest in the bottom of a buttered 8" x 8" pan.
  4. Sprinkle the reserved crust mixture on top and bake for 30-35 minutes until light brown.
  5. Cool completely before cutting apart. They're better on day two.
Recipe by The Orgasmic Chef at https://orgasmicchef.com/desserts/incaberry-and-date-bars/