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Mixed Fruit Squares

No recipe image available.Reduced calorie mixed fruit squares.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 (8-ounce) package dried mixed fruit, finely chopped
1/4 cup dark raisins
1 1/4 cups water
8 tablespoons margarine, cut into pieces
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup all-purpose flour
5 1/2 teaspoons Equal® for Recipes or 18 packets Equal® Sweetener™ or 3/4 cup Equal® Spoonful™
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 cup chopped walnuts

Cooking Directions:

  1. Combine dried fruit, raisins, and water in medium saucepan; heat to boiling. Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, until fruit is tender and water is absorbed, about 10 minutes. Remove from heat and add margarine, stirring until melted; cool to room temperature.
  2. Mix eggs and vanilla into fruit mixture; mix in combined flour, Equal® , baking soda, salt, and spices. Spread batter evenly in greased baking dish, 11x7x2-inches; sprinkle with walnuts.
  3. Bake in preheated 350°F (175°C) oven until cake springs back when touched lightly, 30 to 35 minutes. Cool on wire rack; cut into squares.

Makes 24 squares.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/24 of recipe; 1 square): 99 cal., 2 g pro., 13 g carbo., 5 g fat, 18 mg chol., 127 mg sodium.

Diabetic Food Exchanges: 1/2 Fruit, 1/2 Bread, 1 Fat.

Recipe provided courtesy of Merisant Corporation ® and the NutraSweet Company, makers of Equal®.

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