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!