Moist apple bars

    40 min

    These delicious treats are quick and easy to make. They are lightly spiced, wonderfully moist and incredibly delicious. Enjoy for afternoon tea, elevenses or dessert. It calls for apple butter which is well worth making if you have a glut of apples to use up.

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    Serves: 18 bars

    • 110g butter
    • 200g plain flour
    • 110g dark brown soft sugar
    • 4 tablespoons caster sugar
    • 1 egg
    • 210g apple butter (see footnote)
    • 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
    • 1/2 teaspoon mixed spice
    • 150g raisins
    • 120g icing sugar
    • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 2 tablespoons milk

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:40min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Grease a 20x30x5cm or similar sized baking tin.
    2. Beat butter until creamy. Add half of the flour, dark brown soft sugar, caster sugar, egg, apple butter, bicarbonate of soda and the mixed spice. Beat together until well blended. Beat in remaining flour and stir in raisins. Spread in prepared baking tin.
    3. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean when inserted into the centre. Cool in tin on wire rack.
    4. Meanwhile, make the icing. Mix together icing sugar, vanilla and milk until smooth. Drizzle over the cooled cake and cut into bars.

    Apple butter

    Is a concentrated version of apple sauce. It can be purchased in speciality shops or online. To make your own, try this Apple butter recipe.

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    Apple butter is a thick, intensely flavoured apple spread that's made by cooking down apples over a low heat. It's available in some shops but if you'd like to try making your own - we have a recipe on the site called "Apple butter".  -  11 Aug 2011


    Easy to make and gorgeous, chewy, sweet bars.  -  30 Sep 2013


    What is apple butter...  -  11 Aug 2011

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