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Grandma George


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Great gifts for giving
The perfect addition to any gift basket
Great idea for the holidays or any special occasion


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~ Holiday Fruit Bars ~

1 1/3 cups unbleached flour, sifted
3/4 t baking powder
1/4 t salt
1/2 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
1/2 cup butter or margarine
2 T water
3 large eggs
1/4 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
1/4 cup butter or margarine, melted
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup golden raisins
2 T red candied cherries, chopped
2 t lemon rind, grated
1/8 t allspice, ground
1/8 t cinnamon, ground

Preheat oven to 350F.
Stir the flour, baking powder, and salt together in a
mixing bowl. Mix in the 1/2 cup brown sugar and then
cut in the 1/2 cup butter with a pastry blender or two
knives until the mixture is crumbly. Stir in the water
and press the mixture into the bottom of a 13x9x2 inch
baking pan. Bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown.
Meanwhile beat the eggs in a bowl until well blended,
using an electric mixer at medium speed. Beat in the
1/4 cup of brown sugar and 1/4 cup of melted butter and
blend well. Stir in the raisins, both kinds, the candied
cherries, lemon rind, and spices. Spread the mixture over
the baked crust. Bake for 15 more minutes. Cool in the
pan on a wire rack and when cool cut into
24 (2 X 1 1/2 inch) bars.
Makes 24 bars

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For gift giving package cookies in a decorative
disposable aluminum covered pan. Separate layers
with cellophane. Embellish pan with ribbon.
Add gift card.


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ENJOY!!

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