In a saucepan, bring raisins and water to boil. In small bowl, thoroughly blend sugar, cornstarch and salt together. Remove raisin mixture from heat; gradually stir into cornstarch mixture. Return all to heat; cook, stirring until clear and thickened, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from heat and blend in lemon juice; set aside.

In bowl, sift flour, baking powder and salt together; mix in sugars. Cut in butter until crumbly. Reserve 1 cup mixture for topping. In small bowl, combine egg yolk, milk and vanilla. Add to remaining crumbly mixture; blend well. Spread evenly in greased 9-inch square pan. Cover with Raisin Filling. Add nuts to reserved topping; sprinkle over filling. Bake at 375°F for 30 to 35 minutes or until top and edges are golden. Cut 3 X 4 into 12 squares.


Raisin Filling

  • 13/4 Cups California raisins
  • 11/4 Cups water
  • 1/4 Cup sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 Teaspoon salt
  • 2 Tablespoons lemon juice



  • 11/2 Cups flour
  • 1/2 Teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 Cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 Cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 2/3 Cup butter or margarine
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 Tablespoon milk
  • 1 Teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 Cup chopped nuts

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories 300 (Calories from Fat 37%); Total Fat 12 ( Saturated Fat 7; Trans Fat 0; ); Cholesterol 45; Sodium 180; Potassium 236; Total Carbohydrate 45; Dietary Fiber 2; Sugars 30; Protein 3; Calcium 35; Iron 2;

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5. A ¼ cup serving of raisins provides 6% of the daily value for potassium.