Apple and raisin bars

    Apple and raisin bars


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    About this recipe: These delicious snacks are perfect anytime of the day. A lightly spiced apple cake is topped with icing and cut into bars.

    Makes: 32 bars

    • For the Bars
    • 50g margarine
    • 100g dark brown soft sugar
    • 250g apple sauce
    • 1 egg
    • 125g plain flour
    • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
    • 75g raisins
    • For the Icing
    • 50g butter
    • 180g icing sugar
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 1 tablespoon milk

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Extra time:2hr cooling  ›  Ready in:2hr40min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Grease a 20x30cm or similar sized baking tin.
    2. In a medium bowl, cream together margarine and dark brown soft sugar until smooth. Blend in the apple sauce and egg.
    3. Combine the flour, bicarbonate of soda, salt and pumpkin pie spice, stir into the apple sauce mixture. Fold in raisins.
    4. Spread the batter evenly in to the prepared tin. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes in the preheated oven, until firm. Let cool.
    5. Meanwhile, make the icing. Heat butter in a small saucepan until melted and golden brown. Mix in icing sugar and vanilla. Gradually stir in the milk until icing is smooth and spreadable. Spread over cooled cake before cutting into squares.

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