Orange and Date Slice Recipe

This Orange and Date Slice Will Keep You Healthy

There are so many uses for the humble orange. Orange juice (of course), orange segments, marmalade, cakes, biscuits and slices. It’s a well known fact that they’re high in Vitamin C, so I’ve been eating a few to try and ward off an impending cold….

Our orange tree isn’t huge, but each year it has a bumper crop of tasty oranges. I have a feeling we aren’t the only ones getting enjoyment out of them though. I think a local possum has discovered the tree and has been enjoying a midnight snack while our dogs have been sleeping.

Here’s a new recipe to use up a couple of these little gems.

Orange and Date Slice Recipe

  • 1/2 cup Orange Juice
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • Grated zest of 1 Orange
  • 100 grams Butter, melted
  • 1 cup Plain Flour
  • 1/2 cup Caster Sugar
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • pinch of Salt
  • 1 cup pitted, dried Dates, sliced
  • 3/4 cup Pecans, chopped, optional

5 steps to make this Orange and Date Slice recipe

  1. Preheat oven to 170 degrees C or 340 degree F. Grease and line a slice tin.
  2. Combine the  orange juice, zest, eggs and butter in a small bowl.
  3. In a large bowl, add the flour, baking powder ,salt and caster sugar. Stir in the dates and pecans (if using). Stir in the egg mixture until just combined.
  4. Spread the mixture into the prepared tin. Bake for approx 30 mins. Remove when ready and set aside to cool.
  5. If you wish, ice the slice with a simple Orange glaze, then cut into small bars. The dates add a lot of natural sweetness to the slice, so you may wish to omit the glaze.

Orange Glaze Recipe (optional)

  • 1 cup Icing Sugar Mixture
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp Orange Juice
  • 1 tsp Orange zest

1 step to make the Orange Glaze

  1. Mix all ingredients together. Drizzle over slice.

Nellys Belly

I’m a wife, mum to 2 little boys and in a former life I used to be a chef. I find comfort and peace in cooking, and just love the feeling of providing for my family and friends.

Leave a comment or some feedback … YUM!!