Thursday, October 15, 2009



applesauce bars


1 cup butter
2 cups white sugar (I used Splenda granules)
2 egg
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups raisins (I used Chocolate Chips)
3 cups applesauce
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
4 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon and 1 teaspoon baking soda
1-1/2 teaspoons salt
2-3/4 cups and 3 tablespoons chopped nuts

Preheat oven to 350 degrees I. Line one sheet cake baking pan with parchment paper. Cream butter, sugar, eggs and vanilla; beat well. Blend in cinnamon, flour, baking soda and salt; add raisins, nuts and applesauce. Mix well. Place batter into the prepared baking pan and bake at 350 degrees I for 30 minutes. Cut into squares and serve.

Since Dell is diabetic, I used Splenda instead of sugar and could not tell the difference.

I could not find the raisins (and they may have been eaten), so used chocolate chips. Hint: 2 bags are too many. Use only 1 bag.

I put pecans in half of the bars. My applesauce was homemade and was very thick, so I added water until the consistency seemed right, maybe 1/3 to 1/2 cup.

There was left over, which I put into cupcake pans. They ended up being about an inch thick and were wonderful. I cut parchment to line the bottom of each and they baked wonderfully, except that I should have sprayed the pan with Pam first.

Enjoy. We sure did.