Monday, March 28, 2011

Glazed Fruit Bars

•1 cup sugar
•1/3 cup shortening
•1/3 cup of butter (softened)
•1/4 cup orange juice or pineapple juice
•1 egg
•2 and 1/2 cups flour
•1 teaspoon baking soda
•1/2 teaspoon salt
•1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
•1 cup raisins
•1 cup chopped candied fruit (pineapple and cherries)
•1/2 cup chopped nuts
Heat oven to 400 degrees. Spray a jelly roll pan or a cookie sheet with cooking spray. Mix butter, shortening, egg and sugar in large bowl. Mix together, flour, soda, salt and cinnamon together. Add to first mixture alternately with the juice. Stir in raisins, candied fruit and nuts. Spread in pan.

Bake about 15 minutes or until top springs back when touched lightly. Cool slightly and spread with powdered sugar glaze. Decorate with bits of candied fruit if desired. Cut into 2x1inch bars. About 5 dozen bars.

Powdered Sugar Glaze

•1 & 1/2 cups powdered sugar
•1/4 teaspoon vanilla
•2 or 3 tablespoons milk.
Beat all ingredients until smooth and of spreading consistency.

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