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Very Good! I replaced half of the oil with applesauce and it came out moist and delicious. Thank you for posting such a versatile and easy recipe.
This is a recipe from Sun-Maid raisins that I have been using for years that everyone adores. The one change I made was to decrease the sugar in the batter to 1 3/4 cup and I find that it is still very sweet this way but not cloyingly so after the frosting is put on. On ocassion I have also served this to those who won't eat dairy by using a soy cream cheese and it tastes just like the real thing!
Absolutely yummy! I made "a few" changes. I omitted the cloves as I didn't have any cloves; I increased the cinnamon to 1 1/2 tsp. to make up for it. I omitted the nuts and doubled the raisins. I also don't have a 15 x 10 pan, so I baked the bars in a 9 x 13 pan and increased the cooking time to 45 min. I don't like cream cheese icing, so I made a glaze of icing sugar, vanilla, a bit of lemon extract and milk, and spread it over the bars while still hot. Even with all these changes, the bars were moist, spicy and wonderful. Thumbs up for a great, flexible and fabulous recipe!
These were the best bars we (DH & I) have ever eaten. It's a keeper. Wish I could give you higher than a 5. followed it to a T. Thanks for the perfect pumpkin raisin bar.