Old World Raisin Torte

A simple dough layered with a raisin apricot filling to give you a rich, fruity delicacy your family will enjoy.


  • 2/3 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon peel
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Raisin-Apricot Filling:

  • 1/2 cup apricot jam
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1-1/2 cups Sun-Maid Natural Raisins
  • 1 cup flaked coconut
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • Directions:
    COMBINE butter, sugar, lemon peel and vanilla; beat until light and fluffy.
    BEAT in egg.
    COMBINE flour, baking powder and salt.
    STIR into butter mixture; mix well.
    DIVIDE dough into 3 portions.
    WRAP dough; refrigerate until firm.

    Prepare Raisin-Apricot Filling:
    COMBINE jam, sugar and cinnamon.
    STIR in raisins, coconut and walnuts; set aside.
    HEAT oven to 350° F.
    GREASE an 8-inch square pan.
    PRESS one portion of dough into greased pan.
    SPREAD with half the filling.
    On floured surface, ROLL second portion of dough into 8-inch square; place on filling.
    On floured surface, ROLL out remaining portion of dough into 8x6-inch rectangle.
    CUT dough into strips; arrange on top of filling in lattice pattern.
    BAKE for 35 minutes or until golden brown.
    COOL completely; cut into squares.

    Makes 16 squares.