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Applesauce Raisin Bars


Frost or glaze these moist applesauce bars, or simply sprinkle with powdered sugar. Use pecans or walnuts in the bars.

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups applesauce
  • 1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts
  • 1 cup raisins
  • powdered sugar, sifted


In a bowl or other container, mix flour with baking soda, cinnamon, and nutmeg. In a large mixing bowl, cream butter with sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla; beat well. Stir in flour mixture. Add applesauce, pecans and raisins and stir until blended. Pour into a greased and floured 15x10x1-inch jelly roll pan. Bake in preheated 350° oven 25 minutes, or until done. Cool applesauce bars on rack then cut in 2-1/2 x 1-inch bars and sprinkle with sifted powdered sugar.
Makes about 56 applesauce bars.


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