cindy sandberg Recipe

Caramel Applesauce Bars

By cindy sandberg cindyLs


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Serves:
12
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cindy's Story

Tastes a lot like the caramel apple bread I make in the Fall...without the trip to the orchard! Because these bars use applesauce, they're a snap to whip up any time of year! Moist and delicious with a caramel-y glaze.

Ingredients

BARS:
3/4 c
whole wheat, white whole wheat or oat flour
1/2 c
ap flour
1 tsp
baking powder
1/4 tsp
baking soda
1/4 tsp
salt
1 tsp
cinnamon
1/2 c
butter(or light olive oil, coconut oil, or grapeseed oil)
1/2 c
brown sugar(i used demerra sugar)
1/2 c
honey
2
eggs
1/2 c
unsweetened applesauce
1 tsp
vanilla extract
1
optional add-inns: 1 peeled and finely diced apple and/or 1/2 c raisins and/or 1/2 c nuts
CARAMEL GLAZE:
2 1/2 Tbsp
butter
2 1/2 Tbsp
cream or half and half
1/3 c
brown sugar(i used demerra)
1 tsp
pure maple syrup or honey

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Grease a 9x13 pan. Preheat oven to 350F.
2
Combine flours, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon.
3
In a med. saucepan, melt the butter. Add the sugar and honey and whisk until smooth. Remove from heat. Whisk in the eggs, one at at time until well combined. Add the applesauce and vanilla and stir well.
4
Dump the dry ingredients into the pan with the wet and stir gently to combine. Spread batter in pan and bake for 20-25 min. until cake is starting to pull away from sides of pan, and toothpick tests done. Remove to rack to cool.
5
Make the glaze: Melt the butter, then add the remaining ingrdients. Heat and whisk until mixture comes to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook, stirring often for 5 minutes. Pour hot glaze over bars, spreading evenly with a metal spatula. Allow bars to finish cooling, then cut into squares.

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7 Comments

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Feb 14, 2013 - cindy sandberg shared this recipe with discussion group: Honey Honey...Not Sugar Sugar
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Dec 6, 2012 - cindy sandberg shared this recipe with discussion group: Eat Clean
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cindy sandberg cindyLs
Apr 18, 2012
Nothin' not to love Did! Actually, my husband, who claims to hate caramel loves them too, and ate 3 yesterday! I just call them something different when I serve them to him!lol!
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Didi Dalaba didicoffeegirl
Apr 18, 2012
These sound delicious Cindy!! What's not to love about caramel and apples!!!
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cindy sandberg cindyLs
Apr 17, 2012
Thanks, Sheila! They were tasty. Even better after they had set for a few hours than they were right out of the oven!