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Applesauce Spice Bars

Categories: Bars & Brownies

Submitted by: Pamela Meeks

There are 3 different spices in this bar, giving them so much flavor! Top them with cream cheese frosting for an extra decadent dessert.


  • 1 c. granulated sugar
  • 1/3 c. butter softened
  • 1 egg
  • 2 c. all-purpose flour
  • 10 oz. cinnamon applesauce
  • 1/2 tsp. ground allspice
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cloves
  • 3/4 tsp. Clabber Girl Baking Soda
  • 1/2 tsp. Clabber Girl Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 3/4 c. raisins (optional)
  • 1 c. chopped walnuts (optional)
  • Spice Bars Cream Cheese Frosting
    • 1 lb. cream cheese softened
    • 2 c. powdered sugar (sifted)
    • 1/2 c. unsalted butter softened
    • 1 tsp. vanilla extract


Preheat oven to 350° F. Grease a 13x9-inch pan or line with parchment paper.

Apple Spice Bars: In a bowl mix sugar, butter and egg. Blend until creamy then add flour, applesauce, allspice, cinnamon, cloves, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Once mix is combined, add raisins and nuts then fold into mixture evenly.

Spoon batter into prepared pan and bake in preheated oven for 25 to 35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely then frost (optional).

Cream Cheese Frosting: In a medium bowl, cream together cream cheese and butter until smooth. Gradually add sifted powdered sugar with vanilla and mix until completely incorporated. Store frosting in the refrigerator after use.

Yields 12 - 18 bars.

Recipe by Pamela Meeks.