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Applesauce Bars

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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. 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. 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.

Applesauce Bars | realmomkitchen.com

Applesauce Bars | realmomkitchen.co

Applesauce Bars

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Ingredients
  

  • ½ cup unsalted butter softened
  • 1 ⅓ 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:

  • 1 ½ packages cream cheese softened (12 oz total)
  • 6 Tbsp butter softened
  • 11/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 ½ tsp vanilla extract

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9 x 13 pan with non-stick cooking spray and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, beat butter, brown sugar, and eggs together with a mixer until smooth. Stir in apple sauce.
  • Add in flour, baking soda, salt, and pumpkin spice. Blend just until combined. Pour into the prepared 9 x 13 inch pan.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Allow to cool.
  • 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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