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

How to Make Date Torte 1939


  • 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.

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About Date Torte 1939

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