applesauce spice bars

applesauce spice bars

Applesauce, applesauce, applesauce.

That is what this week is going to be about, as I have two other recipes to share with you later too.

I have two apple trees in my yard and it usually yields a lot of apples. This year's crop was smaller but enough to keep me busy. Unfortunately, the majority of them landed on the ground due to blustery winds. This yielded in bruised or gashed apples, not something I am very eager to eat. Instead, I made a big pot of applesauce with them.

Problem is my children are not interested in applesauce. They love apples, whole, but applesauce? No thanks and admittedly, it's not really my thing either. So, I scouted out a couple of recipes that use a larger volume of applesauce.



applesauce spice bars
makes 42 bars

1/2 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup Splenda granular
3 eggs
2 cups flour
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1-1/2 cups applesauce, unsweeteneed
1 cup raisins
1 cup chopped pecans

Beat butter with splenda until light. Beat in eggs, one at a time.

Whisk together flour, cinnamon, soda, salt and nutmeg. Stir into butter mixture, alternating with applesauce, making two additions of each.

Stir in raisins and pecans.

Pour into prepared 9x13 inch cake pan. Bake at 350F for 40 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. Let cool and cut.

Recipe from: Applesauce Spice Bars, Splenda recipe card from a magazine.