Spiced apple squares

Soft spongy squares that are great for snacking on the go
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Recipe by: Sharon Hui | Health Information Manager

With this recipe, it's all about using substitutes for delicious bakes that are healthier but just as tasty. Baking with reduced-fat spread rather than butter cuts the calories. And using raisins offers sweetness without adding lots of sugar.

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Ingredients
  • 30g reduced-fat spread
  • 30g caster sugar
  • 2 medium eggs, lightly whisked
  • 90g wholemeal plain flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon mixed spice
  • 2 cooking apples, peeled, cored and grated
  • 60g sultanas
  • 3 tablespoons skimmed milk
Time
90 minutes
SERVES:
9
CALORIES:
111
FAT:
3.4g
SALT:
0.2g
SUGAR:
11g
5 A DAY:
0.5
Method
  1. Preheat the oven to 180ºC/Fan 160ºC.
  2. Lightly grease a deep-sided 20cm square cake tin, or similar, with a small amount of reduced-fat spread.
  3. Cream together the remaining reduced-fat spread and sugar in a large bowl.
  4. Add the eggs, flour, baking powder and mixed spice. Mix well.
  5. Mix in the grated apples, sultanas and milk.
  6. Pour the mixture into the cake tin and place in the oven for 50–60 minutes, until golden brown and cooked through.
  7. Allow to cool, then cut into nine squares before serving.
Try a mixture of different spices and dried fruit to change the flavour and texture. You could also try grated pear instead of apple.