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       Title: HOLIDAY FRUIT BARS
  Categories: Holiday, Cookies, Fruits, Gifts
       Yield: 8 servings
  
   1 1/3 c  Unbleached Flour; Sifted
     3/4 ts Baking Powder
     1/4 ts Salt
     1/2 c  Brown Sugar; Firmly Packed
     1/2 c  Butter Or Regular Margarine
       2 tb Water
       3    Eggs; Lg
     1/4 c  Brown Sugar; Firmly Packed
     1/4 c  Butter Or Margarine; Melted
     1/2 c  Raisins
     1/2 c  Golden Raisins
       2 tb Red Candied Cherries;Chopped
       2 ts Lemon Rind; Grated
     1/8 ts Allspice; Ground
     1/8 ts Cinnamon; Ground
  
   Stir the flour, baking powder, and salt together in a
   mixing bowl. Mix in the 1/2 c brown sugar and then cut
   in the 1/2 c butter with a pastry blender or two
   knives until the mixture is crumbly. Stir in the water
   and press the mixture into the bottom of a 13 X 9 X
   2-inch baking pan. Bake in a preheated 350 degree F.
   oven for 15 minutes or until golden brown. Meanwhile
   beat the eggs in a bowl until well blended, using an
   electric mixer at medium speed.  Beat in the 1/4 cup
   of brown sugar and 1/4 cup of melted butter and blend
   well. Stir in the raisins, both kinds, the candied
   cherries, lemon rind, and spices.  Spread the mixture
   over the baked crust. Bake in the 350 degree F. oven
   for 15 more minutes. Cool in the pan on a wire rack
   and when cool cut into 24 (2 X 1 1/2-inch) bars. Makes
   24 bars.
  
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