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Chewy Date Torte Recipe

Chewy Date Torte Recipe

Mother used to make this dessert only once each year, for Christmas dinner. When I was a child, this torte seemed like the very best food in the world, and it was so difficult to wait a whole year for it. When I grew up and became a mother, I decided to change that—today, I make Chewy Date Torte not only at Christmas, but at Thanksgiving and other special occasions as well. For variety, I sometimes add a cup of chopped apples to the recipe. It is every bit as tasty!
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min. YIELD:9 servings


  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 package (8 ounces) pitted dates, chopped
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • Whipped cream
  • Additional chopped nuts, optional


  • 1. In a large bowl, beat eggs. Gradually add sugar, beating until thoroughly combined. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; stir into bowl. Add milk, butter and vanilla; stir just until combined. Stir in dates and nuts.
  • 2. Pour into a greased 9-in. square baking pan. Bake at 350° for 30 minutes or until the torte tests done. Cool. Cut into squares; top with whipped cream and additional nuts if desired. Yield: 9 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 piece) equals 294 calories, 12 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 54 mg cholesterol, 153 mg sodium, 45 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 6 g protein.