This promo recipe was printed on the back of a label from a can of Eagle Brand Sweetened Condensed Milk and found in a large collection, date unknown. I’ve typed it below along with a scanned copy.

Recipe Clipping For Date & Nut Rolls


This is “elegant eating.” Makes 8 servings.

2 cups (about 44 wafers or 5 3/4 oz.) fine vanilla wafer crumbs
1 cup coarsely cut dried dates
1/2 cup coarsely chopped nut meats
1/2 cup Eagle Brand Sweetened Condensed Milk
2 teaspoons lemon juice (fresh, reconstituted or frozen)
Whipped Cream or Hard Sauce

In medium-sized mixing bowl combine wafer crumbs, dates and nut meats. In measuring cup combine Eagle Brand Sweetened Condensed Milk and lemon juice; pour into crumb mixture and knead well. Form into roll about 3 inches thick and 3 1/2 inches long. Wrap and refrigerate at least 12 hours. Serve with whipped cream or hard sauce.

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One Response to Date & Nut Rolls Recipe Clipping

J. Babyak
Published 11 December, 2011 in 2:20 pm

I used this recipe for the first Christmas after my wedding. That was in 1960. The recipe was in a “fan” of recipes stuck to the top of the can.

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