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Apple Spice Bars

Yield about 6 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 cup regular oats, uncooked
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped, peeled apple
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • Sifted powdered sugar

How to Make It

  1. Cream shortening in a large mixing bowl; gradually add 1 cup sugar, beating well. Add eggs, and beat well. Sift together flour, baking powder, salt, and spices in a small mixing bowl; gradually add to creamed mixture, stirring well. Stir in next 4 ingredients, mixing well.

  2. Press mixture into a greased 15- x 10- x 1-inch jellyroll pan. Bake at 350° for 25 minutes. Cool; sprinkle with powdered sugar, and cut into 2- x 1-inch bars.

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