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Applesauce Bars Recipe

Applesauce Bars
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Nutrition Information

Serving Size: 1/36 of recipe
Servings per Recipe: 36

  Amount Per Serving %DV *
Calories 440 -
Calories from Fat 0 -
Total Fat 21g 32% DV
Saturated Fat 19g 95% DV
Trans Fat 0g -
Cholesterol 10mg 3% DV
Sodium 210mg 9% DV
Total Carbohydrates 48g 16% DV
Dietary Fiber 0g 0% DV
Sugars 38g -
Protein 14g -
Vitamin A - 0% DV
Vitamin C - 2% DV
Calcium - 0% DV
Iron - 2% DV

*Percent Daily Values (% DV) are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.


  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 cup thick applesauce
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1-2/3 cups (10-oz. pkg.) REESE'S Peanut Butter Chips or HERSHEY'S Cinnamon Chips
  • 1/2 cup golden raisins(optional)
  • LEMON FROSTING(recipe follows)


1. Heat oven to 400°F. Grease 13x9x2-inch baking pan.

2. Beat shortening, brown sugar and egg until light and fluffy in large bowl. Stir together flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves; add to shortening mixture, beating until well blended. Add applesauce and water; beat until well blended. Stir in peanut butter chips and raisins, if desired. Spread batter in prepared pan.

3. Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool slightly in pan on wire rack. Frost with LEMON FROSTING.* Cut into bars. Makes 24 to 36 bars.


2-1/2 tablespoons butter or margarine, softened

1-1/2 cups powdered sugar

4 to 4-1/2 teaspoons lemon juice

1 teaspoon freshly grated lemon peel

Beat butter and powdered sugar in small bowl until well blended. Gradually add lemon juice and peel; beat until of spreading consistency. About 3/4 cup frosting.

* Recipe may be doubled for a thicker frosting. Original recipe amount is more like a glaze.

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    This sounds like a really good one. I was thinking of putting in Mango sauce instead of the applesauce. Then perhaps adding some pineapple to the frosting.

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