Raisin Filled Pastry Bars

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Raisin Filled Pastry Bars
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  • 12 ServingsServings

Ingredients

  • Raisin Filling
  • 1-1/2 c. California raisins
  • 3/4 c. water Dough
  • 2-1/2 c. all-purpose four
  • 1/3 c. granulated sugar
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 3 tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 8 tbsp. water
  • 1 egg, beaten and divided
  • 1-1/4 tsp. distilled white vinegar

Preparation

Preparation

1 Combine raisins and water in small saucepan. Bring to boil and simmer until all water is evaporated.

2 Cool and chop in food processor or blender. Set aside. For bars, oil a 9x13-inch jelly roll pan; set aside.

3 Preheat oven to 375°F.

4 Combine flour, sugar, salt and soda in work bowl of food processor or mixer.

5 Mix together. In small bowl, mix oil, water, 2 tablespoons of egg and vinegar together.

6 Add to dry ingredients and process or mix until dough forms ball and cleans the side of the bowl.

7 Turn onto lightly floured surface; knead together until smooth. Divide into two equal balls.

8 Roll out one ball to 9x13-inch rectangle and place in bottom of prepared pan. Spread with Raisin Filling.

9 Roll remaining ball to 9x13 rectangle and arrange on top. Trim edges and score 3 x 4 to make 12 bars. Brush generously with remaining egg and bake at 375°F for 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown and done.

10  Cool and cut as scored.

Source: California Raisin Marketing Board