Glazed Apple Bars


Yield:  24 bars

INGREDIENTS

Bars

½ cup butter, softened

1-1/3 cups dark brown sugar

½ teaspoon salt

½ teaspoon ground nutmeg

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 teaspoon ground cloves

1 egg

2 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 medium Golden Delicious or Gala apple, peeled and chopped

1 cup raisins

1 cup chopped pecans

¼ cup milk

Glaze

1 ½ cups powdered sugar

2 ½ tablespoons warm milk

1 tablespoon butter, softened

¼ teaspoon pure vanilla extract

1/8 teaspoon salt

PREPARATION

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.  Lightly grease a 15×10-inch jelly roll pan.

To prepare bars:  In an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream the butter and sugar on medium-high speed until light and fluffy.  Add salt, nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves and egg and beat until blended.  Combine 1 cup flour and baking soda in a bowl; add to butter mixture.  Fold in apple, raisins and pecans by hand.  Add milk and remaining flour and mix well.  Spread into prepared pan and bake for 20-25 minutes or until light brown and the apples are tender.  Cool 10 minutes.

To prepare glaze:  Combine powder sugar, milk, butter, vanilla and salt in a bowl and mix well.  Spread glaze over cooled bars and cut to serve.

 

Adapted:  AmericanProfile.com – Reader Recipes – Donna Roberts