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Awesome Holiday Fruit Bars

 

Awesome Holiday Fruit Bars recipe
26

Yield

24

servings

Prep

15

min

Cook

30

min

Ready

45

min

 

Ingredients

1 ⅓ cups unbleached all-purpose flour
sifted
¾ teaspoon baking powder
¼ teaspoon salt
½ cup brown sugar
firmly packed
*
½ cup butter
regular margarine
2 tablespoons water
3 large eggs
large
¼ cup brown sugar
firmly packed
*
¼ cup butter
melted
½ cup raisins, seedless
½ cup golden raisins
2 tablespoons candied cherries
*
2 teaspoons lemon zest
grated
teaspoon allspice
ground
*
teaspoon cinnamon
*

Directions

Stir the flour, baking powder, and salt together in a mixing bowl. Mix in the ½ cup brown sugar and then cut in the ½ cup butter with a pastry blender or two knives until the mixture is crumbly.

Stir in the water and press the mixture into the bottom of a 13 x 9 x 2-inch baking pan. Bake in a preheated 350℉ (180℃) oven for 15 minutes or until golden brown.

Meanwhile beat the eggs in a bowl until well blended, using an electric mixer at medium speed. Beat in the ¼ cup of brown sugar and ¼ cup of melted butter and blend well. Stir in the raisins, both kinds, the candied cherries, lemon rind, and spices.

Spread the mixture over the baked crust. Bake in the 350℉ (180℃) oven for 15 more minutes. Cool in the pan on a wire rack and when cool cut into 24 (2x 1½-inch) bars.

 

* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 28g (1.0 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 10357% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 10%
Saturated Fat 4g 19%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 42mg 14%
Sodium 75mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 3g 3%
Dietary Fiber 0g 2%
Sugars g
Protein 4g
Vitamin A 4% Vitamin C 1%
Calcium 1% Iron 3%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?

 

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