Applesauce Bars

Fall is here, fall is here! My most favorite time of the year! To start off fall I have a weeks worth of apple recipes for you.

I love fall flavors and fall baking. I look forward to it every year. Apple and pumpkin are those two main ingredients that I can’t wait to use each year. I always dedicate a weeks worth of recipes for each one. This week is apple week and pumpkin week will be coming soon.

To begin apple week, I have applesauce bars for you. Think pumpkin bars, but an apple version made using applesauce. This cake is moist, flavorful, and perfectly topped with cream cheese frosting. This is a great new recipe to add to your fall baking.

Applesauce Bars |

Applesauce Bars
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1⅓ cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups applesauce
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • Frosting:
  • 1½ packages cream cheese, softened (12 oz total)
  • 6 Tbsp butter, softened
  • 11/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1½ tsp vanilla extract
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9 x 13 pan with non-stick cooking spray and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, beat butter, brown sugar, and eggs together with a mixer until smooth. Stir in apple sauce.
  3. Add in flour, baking soda, salt, and pumpkin spice. Blend just until combined. Pour into the prepared 9 x 13 inch pan.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Allow to cool.
  5. To make frosting, add cream cheese and butter to a bowl, Beat with a hand mixer until smooth. Add in powdered sugar and vanilla. Mix in until combined and fluffy. Spread over cooled cake. Serves 12-15.


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