Pumpkin Raisin Bars

    1 hour 10 minutes

    These are the tastes of autumn for me, pumpkin, maple syrup and raisins. A delicious snack or dessert.

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    Serves: 24 

    • 1 cup (125g) plain flour
    • 1 teaspoon mixed spice
    • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon bicarb soda
    • 1/2 cup (125ml) vegetable oil
    • 1 cup (200g) white sugar
    • 2 eggs
    • 1 cup cooked, pureed pumpkin
    • 3/4 cup raisins
    • 1/2 cup (65g) sifted icing sugar
    • 1 tablespoon real maple syrup

    Preparation:30min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Ready in:1hour10min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Grease and flour a 20x30cm baking dish.
    2. In a medium bowl, stir together the flour, mixed spice, baking powder and bicarb soda; set aside. In a large bowl beat the eggs, oil and sugar together until smooth. Stir in the pumpkin then the dry ingredients. Finally, stir in the raisins.
    3. Pour the mixture into the prepared baking pan and spread evenly. Bake for 30 to 40 minutes in the preheated oven. Allow bars to cool before adding the glaze.
    4. To make the glaze, stir together the icing sugar with the maple syrup. If glaze is too thick to drizzle from a spoon, just add a little water. Drizzle over the cooled pumpkin bars before cutting.

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    Happily gobbled up at a Halloween pot-luck party. NOTE: The recipe doesn't list salt as an ingredient and uses oil instead of "salted" butter. I think the flavor is enhanced with an 1/8 to a 1/4 tsp. of salt.  -  29 Oct 2000  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I thoroughly enjoyed this recipe. The reviews commented that it was more airy than your standard bar and had light pumpkin flavor; I like a lot of pumpkin so I used a whole can of pumpkin (about double what the recipe calls for) and compensated with an extra 1/4 c of flour and only half the amount of oil. The result: very dense and pumpkiny, very delicious. I also added 1/4 tsp of salt and 1/2 c of walnuts as recommended.  -  01 Nov 2008  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    These bars were very moist and very good. I used half wheat flour and half applesauce and canola oil in place of the vegi. oil. It worked out fine and makes it a bit healthier. I will use another teaspoon of pumpkin spice next time.  -  17 Oct 2006  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)