Oatmeal Applesauce Bars
|Unsweetened applesauce||3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)|
|Vanilla extract||1 Teaspoon|
|Apple pie spices||1 Teaspoon|
|Margarine||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Fructose||1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)|
|Granulated sugar replacement||2 Teaspoon|
|All purpose flour||3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)|
|Baking soda||1⁄2 Teaspoon|
|Quick cooking oatmeal||2 Cup (32 tbs)|
Filling: Combine margarine, applesauce, vanilla extract, apple-pie spices, and cornstarch in a saucepan.
Stir to completely dissolve cornstarch.
Place saucepan over medium heat, and stir until mixture comes to a full rolling boil.
Remove from heat.
Stir occasionally until mixture has cooled.
Base: Cream margarine, fructose, and sugar replacement.
Beat in egg, vanilla extract, and apple-pie spices.
Add flour and baking soda.
Blend in 1 3/4 cup (440 mL) of the oatmeal.
Press three-fourths of the base mixture into the bottom of a 9 x 9 in. (23 x 23 cm) shiny baking pan.
Spread with cooled applesauce filling.
Add remaining 1/4 cup (60 mL) of the oatmeal to the remaining base mixture.
Crumb with a fork or with your hands.
Sprinkle crumb mixture over cookie surface.
Bake at 350°F (175°C) for 25 to 30 minutes.
Cool on cooling rack.
Cut into 36 bars.