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

Provided by Good Food team

Categories     Afternoon tea, Dessert

Time 55m

Yield Makes 8

Number Of Ingredients 7

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


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

Nutrition Facts : Calories 513 calories, Fat 24 grams fat, SaturatedFat 15 grams saturated fat, Carbohydrate 68 grams carbohydrates, Sugar 47 grams sugar, Fiber 4 grams fiber, Protein 5 grams protein, Sodium 0.8 milligram of sodium

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