New This Month

Grandmother Brinton's Raisin Bars

Recipe photo courtesy of Sang An

This recipe comes from assistant food editor Tara Bench's family. The rustic bars with a fruit filling sandwiched between layers of buttery dough can be made with dried figs instead of raisins.

Source: Martha Stewart Living, October 2002


For the Filling

For the Dough


Similar Recipes


How would you rate this recipe?
  • lichris
    20 AUG, 2011
    I tried a recipe listed earlier that was just called Raisin Bars(not Grandmother Brinton's), but I think it was the same recipe.No matter what you call it, it was great! Cindy 12, I think youi read the apple cider as cider vinegar. The recipe dosen't call for vinegar. Try it again. I'm sure you'll love it. I also tried it with dried cranberries: very nice!
  • Ceege
    8 AUG, 2011
    Could butter or margarine be substituted for the "shortening" in this recipe? I hate to use it in any recipe. Thanks for your help.
  • Cindy12
    21 JAN, 2011
    Not so good! The vinegar is overpowering

I'm in the mood for:

  • breakfast
  • lunch
  • dinner
  • dessert
  • an appetizer
  • a cocktail
{{secDropdownPreword}} {{secDropdownTitle}}
  • that's eggy
  • that's fruity
  • that's hearty
  • that's healthy
  • that's simple
  • that's a smoothie
  • that's a casserole
  • that's off the beaten path
  • that's light
  • that's packable
  • that's speedy
  • that's warming
  • that's kid-friendly
  • that's comforting
  • that's quick
  • that's healthy
  • that's a sunday dinner classic
  • that's vegetarian
  • that's seasonal
  • that's chocolaty
  • that's an american classic
  • that's easy
  • that's fruity
  • that's salty and sweet
  • that's over the top
  • that's crowd pleasing
  • that's simple
  • that's for a cocktail party
  • that's a dip or spread
  • that's healthy
  • that's cheesy
  • that's shaken not stirred
  • that's bubbily
  • that's good for a crowd
  • that's ideal for brunch
  • that's seasonal
  • that's simple
  • that's artisanal
See Recipes