TWD: Applesauce Spice Bars

This week's Tuesdays with Dorie recipe was chosen by Karen of Something Sweet by Karen. I was really excited when I saw that this recipe had finally been selected because the picture in the book looks so delicious! So in actuality these are delicious but not spectacular. I think that I was partially a bit disappointed because they are really more of a thin cake than a bar. Basically, this is an apple cake with applesauce in the batter and bits of apple, raisins, and pecans scattered throughout- the flavor is quite delicious and very autumnal and it makes a good breakfast too! I'm trying to convince myself that I have eaten almost half of it by myself in order to keep my milk supply up for this plump little gal:
I think I will heed the advice of some other TWD bakers and make this in an 8x8 pan instead of a 9x13 next time so that I can get a more substantial "cake". The cake is topped with a tasty brown sugar glaze that sort of sinks into the cake and I think that doing the cake in an 8x8 would also allow for a little thicker layer of glaze. All in all this was a good and very easy recipe that has me looking forward to the Fall and some cool weather!


Cristine said...

Your bars look great and what an ADORABLE baby!!! :)

Amanda said...

I think it was meant to be a cake, the word "bars" was definitely confusing!

I loved these bars but had to give half the batch to my neighbor or I would have eaten them ALL!

Palidor said...

The cake looks wonderful and your baby is absolutely adorable!!

Melissa said...

Oh my goodness! The bars look so good, in fact, I'll probably be making these! What a cutie you have!

Oh, and I noticed your plate...it made me smile. They look exactly like my plates I grew up with and used throughout college. I had a little tear (felt sentimental). :)