Apple-Walnut Bars

"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

Yield:

9 servings (serving size: 1 square)

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Nutritional 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

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

Preparation

Preheat oven to 350°.

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.

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.

Note:

Nani Boyce, Evanston, Illinois,

December 2007