applesauce bars with pecan praline topping

Categories
Bars
And
Squares
Yield
24 Servings
MeasureIngredient
¼ cup Unsalted butter; softened
½ cup Brown sugar; packed
1 large Egg
1 teaspoon Vanilla extract
1 cup Unsweetened applesauce; chunky
1½ cup Flour
1 teaspoon Cinnamon
½ teaspoon Baking powder
½ teaspoon Baking soda
¼ teaspoon Salt
1½ cup Golden delicious apples; peeled and chopped
½ cup Pecans; chopped
⅔ cup Packed brown sugar
3 tablespoons Unsalted butter; softened
1 tablespoon Flour
1 cup Pecans; chopped

BATTER

TOPPING

OVEN: 350 Lightly butter a 13 x 9-inch baking pan.

BATTER: In a large bowl, beat together the butter and brown sugar with an electric mixer til light and fluffy. Add the egg and vanilla; beat til blended. Stir in the applesauce just til blended. (The mixture will look curdled.)

Sift together the flour, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda and salt.

Stir in the dry ingredients into the butter mixture just til blended. Fold in the apples and the pecans. Spread the batter in the prepared pan.

TOPPING: In a bowl, combine the brown sugar, butter and flour and blend with a fork; stir in the pecans til blended. Crumble the mixture evenly over the top of the batter.

Bake on the center rack for 30 to 35 minutes, or til the edges begin to pull away from the sides of the pan. Cool on a wire rack before cutting into bars.

Recipe by: Bar Cookies A to Z by Marie Simmons 1994 p. 21 Posted to JEWISH-FOOD digest by Linda Shapiro <lss@...> on Aug 23, 1998, converted by MM_Buster v2.0l.

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