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


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


1Heat oven to 350 degrees.
Liberally spray a 13x9 inch baking pan with non stick cooking spray.
2In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt; set aside
3In a large mixing bowl, combine brown sugar, egg and margarine for two minutes until blended. Add vanilla and beat another minute
4On low speed of mixer, gradually add in the flour mixture until well incorporated.
5Stir in the apples, raisins and walnuts. Spread in baking pan.
6Bake 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.
7If you want a gooey dessert, poke holes in the cake and pour caramel topping over the top.....

About Walnut, Raisin, Apple Bars

Course/Dish: Cakes, Fruit Desserts