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Spiced Apple Bars Recipe

From her home in Hilton, New York, Evelyn Winchester bakes chopped walnuts and hearty oats into these moist apple and cinnamon squares.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling YIELD:30 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1 tablespoon baking cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1-1/2 cups diced peeled tart apple
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • Confectioners' sugar

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each. Combine dry ingredients; gradually add to creamed mixture. Stir in apple and nuts.
  • 2. Spread into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Bake at 375° for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool. Dust with confectioners' sugar. Cut into bars. Yield: about 2-1/2 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 101 calories, 5 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 22 mg cholesterol, 109 mg sodium, 13 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.