Date Torte 1939

Marcia McCance


My mother got this recipe in 1939 from her friend Clara Anderson.

This is a super easy dessert with a gigantic WOW factor! When it's done let it cool, then slice it like pie. If I made a change it might be to halve the sugar, but that is all!

My mother loved dates... and nuts -- she made date candy, date nut bread, and date nut pudding. If you bought her a box of candy she would only eat the ones with the nuts. One of her sisters would even send her a package of dates from California for Christmas!

Funny how those things come to my mind as I post this recipe.


★★★★★ 4 votes


eggs, separated, and beaten separately
1 c
1 c
bread crumbs
1 c
sliced dates
1 c
broken walnuts


1In one bowl beat the egg yokes till light and lemony looking.
2In another bowl beat the egg whites to stiff peaks.
3Add the sugar to the yolks and combine, then add the bread crumbs, dates, and nuts.
4Add the whites last, then pour all into a well greased pie plate
5Bake 350, 25-30 minutes

You torte may not look exactly like the internet picture I found... but it should be similar and very tasty.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pies, Fruit Desserts
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Heirloom
Hashtags: #eggs, #nuts, #dates, #crumbs