Wednesday, August 19, 2009

TWD: Applesauce Spice Bars, finally

After a whirlwind trip to Arkansas and a brief (4-day) vacation, which, by all accounts I must have needed, I have once again thrown myself into the midst of baking and freelancing. I had hoped to make these applesauce bars before I left, but there are only so many hours in a busy day.

I had planned to make them yesterday afternoon, but one ingredient was missing. The apple. I could have sworn I had some. So, I begged one off of my dear neighbor, in return for some of the bars. She not only gave me an apple, but some delicious apple crisp that her 10 year old son had made that day in a summer cooking class.

I did substitute currants for the raisins, just for fun, and used dark brown sugar in the caramel glaze. These sure are sticky things, aren't they? But, moist and tasty, as well.

Thanks this week to Karen of Something Sweet for a nice treat. :) I'm trying to get caught up in the next few days, so I can return to my normal, crazy schedule next week. Some of the bars will go with me to the library tonight -- it's always good to share the wealth/calories.

By now, dear reader, I'm sure you've seen a plethora of spice bars, but if you haven't, check out the wonderful bakers at
Tuesdays with Dorie.


Engineer Baker said...

That does look wonderful, so I'm glad you're back and baking! I hope your vacation was good as well!

Amanda said...

How fun! An apple crisp from her 10 yo? Yum!

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

Megan said...

Apple crisp? That sounds good - perfect for cool weather.

Now, if I could just find the cool weather!

Can't wait to hear about your trip - I'm sure it was great to get out of town ~

ostwestwind said...

Really wonderful looking bars! Apple cisp sound interesting

Ulrike @K├╝chenlatein