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Apple-Walnut Bars

Yield 9 servings (serving size: 1 square)
"This easy wintertime dessert is a variation on an old Russian recipe that traditionally calls for equal amounts of flour, sugar, dried fruits, and nuts, as well as three eggs." --Nani Boyce, Evanston, Illinois

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup all-purpose flour (about 3 ounces)
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups diced peeled apple
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped walnuts (about 2 ounces)
  • 1/3 cup raisins
  • Cooking spray

Nutrition Information

  • calories 218
  • caloriesfromfat 23 %
  • fat 5.6 g
  • satfat 0.8 g
  • monofat 1 g
  • polyfat 3.4 g
  • protein 3.6 g
  • carbohydrate 40.2 g
  • fiber 1.3 g
  • cholesterol 47 mg
  • iron 1.5 mg
  • sodium 266 mg
  • calcium 99 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 350°.

  2. Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Sift together flour, baking powder, and salt. Combine sugar, 1 teaspoon vanilla, and eggs in a medium bowl, and beat with a mixer at medium speed until sugar dissolves. Add flour mixture to egg mixture; stir until well blended. Stir in apple, chopped walnuts, and raisins.

  3. Spoon batter into an 8-inch square baking dish coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 40 minutes or until golden brown and a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cut into 9 squares.