I made these babies around 9 last night. The whole house smelled terrific! From start to finish, I loved this recipe. It is a good old-fashioned pantry recipe. The moist cake bars are wonderfully good with chunks of apple bits, pecan pieces, and fruit chunks. It was a little taste of fall in the summer. I am always amazed how moist desserts made with applesauce are.
I used a Very Berry Fruit Blend to substitute for the raisins called for in the recipe. The blend consisted of a variety of dried cherries, raisins, currants, and blueberries!
I also used a Cripps (sounds ghetto) Pink Lady apple as my baking apple of choice.
This is a closeup of my masterpiece. Can you see how the apples, nuts, and berries come through? Love it!
I decided to forgo the glaze and sprinkled with confectioner's sugar instead.
Oh, I also drizzled some caramel sauce on top, too.
This bar was too hard for me to resist. I spent 220 of my calories on just a little bar. Might as well have added the heavy whipping cream glaze! Oh, well.
Thanks so much to Karen of Something Sweet for choosing this great recipe. It was easy and great tasting. My kind of recipe. I am going to try to give this recipe a "caloric" makeover. Will post as soon as I get it right.
Don't forget to see what other Dessert Delights the TWD'ers made this week.