Apple Raisin Bars
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Celebrate Fall with these apple raisin bars
Ingredients
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour (can sub all-purpose or regular whole wheat)
  • 1½ tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 cups packed light-brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 stick butter, softened
  • 2 cups diced apples (I used Granny Smith)
  • ¾ cup raisins
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Line a pan with foil and spray with cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. In a medium sized bowl, whisk together flours, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt.
  3. In a large bowl, beat sugar, eggs, butter, and vanilla with an electric mixer until smooth (approximately 3 minutes).
  4. With mixing speed on low, gradually add flour mixture stirring just until incorporated. Stir in diced apples and raisins. With a spatula, spread batter evenly into prepared pan.
  5. Bake at 350F for 35 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean. Cool completely before cutting into bars and serving.
Notes
from Family Circle Magazine, June 2011
Recipe by Honest Cooking at http://honestcooking.com/cooking-the-magazines-apple-raisin-bars-recipe/