Date Nut Cracker Dessert Recipe

Date Nut Cracker Dessert Recipe


3 eggs

3/4 cup sugar, divided

1 teaspoon baking powder

2 cups crushed vanilla wafers (about 60 wafers)

1 cup chopped dates

1 cup chopped nuts

2 tablespoons grated orange peel

1 teaspoon vanilla extract


1/4 cup sour cream

1/4 cup heavy whipping cream

1 tablespoon lemon juice

1 tablespoon sugar

How to make it

In a bowl, beat eggs and 1/2 cup sugar until thickened. Combine baking powder and remaining sugar; beat into egg mixture. Add crumbs, dates, nuts, orange peel and vanilla; stir well. Pour into a well-greased 10-in. pie plate or 11-in. x 7-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for 30-40 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Combine topping ingredients; let stand at room temperature until pie has cooled for 30 minutes (topping will thicken). Spread over pie. Cool completely. Store in the refrigerator.
Yield: 6-8 servings.