Caramel Applesauce Bars

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Serves: 12
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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

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cindy sandberg Recipe
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cindy's notes for this recipe:
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.
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Directions

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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user cindy sandberg cindyLs - Apr 17, 2012
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user Sheila Hinds Shinds - Apr 17, 2012
Cindy
Hi they look good ! I'll try these. Thanks
Sheila
user 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!
user Didi Dalaba didicoffeegirl - Apr 18, 2012
These sound delicious Cindy!! What's not to love about caramel and apples!!!
user 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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