Cook Time: 24 minutes
Total Time: 24 minutes
- 1 cup raisins, golden or dark
- 1 cup water
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 egg, slightly beaten
- 1 3/4 cups sifted all-purpose flour
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon soda
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1 teaspoon ground allspice
- dash ground cloves
- 1/2 cup chopped pecans or walnuts
Combine raisins and water in a medium saucepan; bring to a boil. Remove from heat and stir in oil; cool to lukewarm. Stir in the sugar and beaten egg. Sift together dry ingredients; with a wooden spoon beat into the raisin mixture. Stir in chopped nuts.
Pour into a greased and floured 13x9x2-inch baking pan.
Bake at 375° for 18 to 24 minutes.
Cool in pan then cut into bars. If desired, dust with confectioners' sugar before cutting.
Makes about 24 bars.
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