Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Applesauce Spice Bars

This weeks Tuesdays with Dorie recipe was her Applesauce Spice bars. At first, the name kinda grossed me out. I don't know why, I love applesauce and I love spice, but I just couldn't get over the picture...mostly because it has this thick glaze all over the top and I'm not much of a glaze/frosting fan. I'm weird. I accept it.

(its amazing how hard it is to take a picture of something small and brownish in my kitchen...anyway, you get the idea)

Anyway! I decided to make them regardless of the picture, and man I'm glad. These bars were super. They weren't very hold-in-your-hand friendly, but that's OK. It felt like cake. I love cake. Lets just say they were so awesome we ate all but a fourth of the 9x13, and the rest was finished the next morning...Yum!

On to my changes! The first major one was I didn't glaze. I know I know. The second, I forgot the nuts, which makes me sad because I love nuts. And the third, I didn't have allspice so I used pumpkin pie spice, nutmeg and a little ginger. As you can tell, I have no clue whats in allspice, but it worked out very well if I do say so myself.

If you want the recipe, head over to Something Sweet by Karen or buy the book and turn to page 117.

My brother in law wanted to show you how good these were...we think this picture captures it pretty well :)


  1. I wish I could eat those. I would just bake them myself, but then I think I'd just eat all of them...by myself!

  2. I'm glad they exceeded your expectations, that definitely looks like a happy taster! These bars should be renamed, I didn't find the idea of an applesauce bar appealing either, but they were so good.

  3. These were good with and without the glaze. Ours are gone, too.

    Yours look perfect.