Walnut, Raisin, Apple Bars

Linda Griffith


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


★★★★★ 2 votes

makes 15 bars
20 Min
35 Min


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

How to Make Walnut, Raisin, Apple Bars


  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.....

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About Walnut, Raisin, Apple Bars

Course/Dish: Cakes, Fruit Desserts

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