Applesauce Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting

Applesauce Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting
Applesauce Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

Ingredients

  • Bars:

  • 2

    cups all-purpose flour (feel free to substitute up to half with whole wheat flour)

  • 1

    and 1/2 cups sugar

  • 2

    tsp. baking powder

  • 2

    tsp. cinnamon

  • 1

    tsp. baking soda

  • 1/4

    tsp. salt

  • 1/4

    tsp. ground cloves

  • 4

    eggs, beaten

  • 2

    and 1/2 cups unsweetened applesauce

  • 1/2

    cup canola or vegetable oil

  • Frosting:

  • 4

    oz. cream cheese, softened

  • 3

    Tbls. butter, softened

  • 1

    tsp. vanilla

  • 3

    About 3 cups of powdered sugar (or more or less to taste

Directions

For the bars: In a large bowl, whisk together dry ingredients. Stir in eggs, applesauce, and oil until combined. Spread into an ungreased 15x10x1-inch baking pan (like a cookie sheet in rim or jelly roll pan). Bake at 350 for 25 to 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool completely, then spread with cream cheese frosting. Frosting: In a large bowl, stir together cream cheese and butter until very soft and thoroughly mixed. Stir in vanilla. Gradually add powdered sugar, stirring well after each addition. Spread on cooled bars.

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