|¼ cup||Unsalted butter; softened|
|½ cup||Brown sugar; packed|
|1 teaspoon||Vanilla extract|
|1 cup||Unsweetened applesauce; chunky|
|½ teaspoon||Baking powder|
|½ teaspoon||Baking soda|
|1½ cup||Golden delicious apples; peeled and chopped|
|½ cup||Pecans; chopped|
|⅔ cup||Packed brown sugar|
|3 tablespoons||Unsalted butter; softened|
|1 cup||Pecans; chopped|
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.