MAPLE APPLE BARS WITH MAPLE CREAM CHEESE FROSTING

MAPLE APPLE BARS WITH MAPLE CREAM CHEESE FROSTING

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  • Prep Time

    minutes

  • Total Time

    minutes

  • Servings

    bars


Ingredients

  • 2

    cups all-purpose flour

  • 1

    tsp baking soda

  • dash of salt

  • 1

    tsp cinnamon

  • ½

    tsp nutmeg

  • 1

    cup granulated sugar

  • ¾

    cup light-brown sugar

  • 3

    large eggs

  • ½

    cup vegetable oil

  • ½

    cup applesauce

  • 1

    tsp vanilla extract

  • ¾

    tsp maple flavor

  • 2

    cups (packed) unpeeled,

  • grated gala apples

  • (about 4 small)

  • Maple Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 8

    oz. Cream Cheese, softened

  • 1

    stick butter, softened

  • 1

    tsp maple flavor

  • ½

    tsp vanilla

  • 4

    cups powdered sugar

  • 1

    cup chopped Pecans

  • or Walnuts, toasted

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a mixing bowl whisk together flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg, set aside. In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, stir together granulated sugar, light-brown sugar, eggs, vegetable oil, applesauce, vanilla extract and maple flavor on low speed for 2 minutes. Stir in dry ingredients and mix just until incorporated. Stir in grated apples. Pour mixture into a buttered 15x10 inch jellyroll pan. Bake 22-25 minutes until golden brown and toothpick inserted into center comes out clean. Allow to cool to lukewarm then frost with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting. Maple Cream Cheese Frosting In a mixing bowl, using an electric mixer, whip together cream cheese, butter, maple flavor and vanilla extract until smooth. Stir in powdered sugar and mix until well blended and smooth. Frost. Sprinkle with nuts. Cut into bars. Store in an airtight container.


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