Walnut, Raisin, Apple Bars

Linda Griffith

By
@sothernladee

I made these yesterday and took them to a Labor Day Cookout and everyone thought they were delicious. I got the recipe from Family Circle Magazine, but I made a few changes. It called for dried apples but I used fresh ones and it didn't have walnuts in it, which I think goes so well with apples. This is going to be a keeper


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Serves:

makes 15 bars

Prep:

20 Min

Cook:

35 Min

Ingredients

2 c
all purpose flour
2 tsp
baking powder
1 1/2 tsp
cinnamon
1/2 tsp
salt
2 c
light brown sugar, packed
2 large
eggs
1 stick
butter or margarine, softened
1 tsp
vanilla extract
1 1/2 c
peeled and cored apples, diced
3/4 c
raisins
3/4 c
walnuts, diced
1/2 c
confectioners' sugar

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Heat oven to 350 degrees.
Liberally spray a 13x9 inch baking pan with non stick cooking spray.
2
In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt; set aside
3
In a large mixing bowl, combine brown sugar, egg and margarine for two minutes until blended. Add vanilla and beat another minute
4
On low speed of mixer, gradually add in the flour mixture until well incorporated.
5
Stir in the apples, raisins and walnuts. Spread in baking pan.
6
Bake for 35 minutes, until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. While still hot, sprinkle with confectioners' sugar. Do not cut into bars until completely cooled.
7
If you want a gooey dessert, poke holes in the cake and pour caramel topping over the top.....

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes, Fruit Desserts