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)
Recipe from Cooking Light

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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 218
  • Calories from fat: 23%
  • Fat: 5.6g
  • Saturated fat: 0.8g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 1g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 3.4g
  • Protein: 3.6g
  • Carbohydrate: 40.2g
  • Fiber: 1.3g
  • Cholesterol: 47mg
  • Iron: 1.5mg
  • Sodium: 266mg
  • Calcium: 99mg

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

  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.
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