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Applesauce Bars

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Ingredients
  Flour 1 1⁄4 Cup (20 tbs)
  Baking powder 1 Teaspoon
  Baking soda 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Cinnamon 1 Teaspoon
  Ground ginger 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Nutmeg 1⁄4 Teaspoon, grated
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Butter 4 Tablespoon, softened
  Firmly packed brown sugar 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Egg 1
  Unsweetened applesauce 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Walnuts 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), chopped
  Raisins 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
Directions

1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a 9-inch square pan. In a medium bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and salt.
2. In a large bowl, beat butter, brown sugar, and egg with an electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Add applesauce and flour mixture and beat on low speed just until batter is smooth, scraping down side of bowl frequently with a rubber spatula. Fold in nuts and raisins. Turn batter into prepared pan, leveling surface.
3. Bake 25 to 30 minutes, or until top is golden brown and a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Remove pan to a rack, cut into 20 bars, and let cool completely. Store in an airtight container in refrigerator.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Course: 
Snack
Method: 
Baked
Occasion: 
Christmas
Restriction: 
Lacto Ovo Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Walnut
Servings: 
20

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