Apple Sauce and Raisin Bars

    45 min

    These cake bars are incredibly easy to make and taste fantastic. They are moist, cinnamon-spiced and packed full of raisins and walnuts.

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    Serves: 16 

    • 110g butter
    • 200g caster sugar
    • 1 egg
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 150g raisins
    • 375g apple sauce
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 250g plain flour
    • 2 teaspoons bicarbonate of soda
    • 3/4 teaspoon salt
    • 120g chopped walnuts

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:45min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Grease one 20cm square baking tin.
    2. Cream butter, sugar, eggs and vanilla; beat well.
    3. Blend in cinnamon, flour, bicarbonate of soda and salt; add raisins, nuts and apple sauce. Mix well.
    4. Pour batter into prepared tin and bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes. Cut into squares and serve.

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    Needed a little longer than 30 mins and was still a little undercooked in the middle, but yummy nonetheless!  -  02 Dec 2013


    I have made this twice now, the first time I made it according to Michelle's recipe and found it to be good, but it did not bake completely in the middle (even after baking close to an hour- edges were burning and middle was not set) and the bread rose up over the sides of the pan... so I made it again with some changes and it was excellent- here are my changes: 2 eggs instead of just 1 and baked it in a greased 9 x 13 pan for around 30 min- more manageable size "square" (not so high rising" and middle baked up completely.)  -  18 Oct 2004  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This recipe has some mysteries. One egg is listed in ingredients but in instruction it says eggs (plural) I used 1 and it was crumbly so maybe 2? Also this is a cookie recipe? It calls for a 8 inch sq. pan and baking time took 50 minutes instead of thirty. Maybe it was supposed to be a 9x 13 pan for cookie squares and not cake squares. Probably will not make again. Flavor is okay but needs whipped cream or frosting of some kind.  -  05 Mar 2001  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)