Date Nut Cracker Dessert

Date Nut Cracker Dessert

Community Classics .
Edited on Feb 13, 2007

A chewy treat. Very good.


3 eggs
3/4 cup sugar divided
1 tsp baking powder
2 cups graham cracker crumbs or vanilla wafers
1 cup chopped dates
1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
2 Tbls grated orange zest
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 cup sour cream
1/4 cup whipping cream
1 Tbls lemon juice
1 Tbls sugar


Beat eggs and 1/2 cup sugar until thick, about 5 minutes. Combine baking powder with the remaining sugar, beat into the egg mixture. Add the crumbs, dates, nuts, zest and vanilla. Stir well. Pour into a well greased 10" pie pan or a 11x7x2 baking dish. Bake 350º for 30-40 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
Combine the topping ingredients; let stand at room temp until the pie has cooled for 30 minutes (Topping will thicken). Spread over the pie. Cool completely. Store in the refrigerator.

Not a NESTLÉ®-tested recipe.

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