Apple-spice bars

Yield: 12 servings

Measure Ingredient
⅓ cup Shortening
¾ cup Sugar
2 Eggs; Large
¾ cup Flour; Unbleached
½ teaspoon Salt
2 tablespoons Sugar
½ teaspoon Baking Powder
¼ teaspoon Baking Soda
¼ teaspoon Nutmeg; Ground
¼ teaspoon Ginger; Ground
1 cup Apples; Finely Chopped, *
½ teaspoon Cinnamon


* Core and Peel Apples. Chop as fine as possible.

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ +++ Cream shortening and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, and beat well. Stir together the flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda and spices. Blend into the creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in apples. Spread in a greased 13 X 9 X 2-inch pan. Mix sugar and cinnamon together; blend well. Sprinkle on top of the dough. Bake at 350 degrees F for 25 to 30 minutes. Cool; cut into bars. Makes 36 bars.

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