I love fall, I really do, but for some reason I am having a hard time admitting it is here. I had a great summer and I am sad to see it go.
On Friday we went up to Park City for a church party and we noticed the leaves are already changing colors and it was quite chilly up there! I guess it is time to embrace fall and enjoy it.
For the party I made Dorie’s Applesauce Spice Bars…I figured this dessert would get everyone in the mood for fall! I was right, the bars were delicious and just tasted like “fall.” Apples, cinnamon, a brown sugar/vanilla glaze…YUM! The bars weren’t heavy, they were light, moist, and the glaze gave them a nice shine.
Adapted from Dorie Greenspan:Baking From My Home to Yours
1 1/4 cups flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp. allspice
1/4 tsp. salt
1 stick butter
1 cup packed light brown sugar
2 large eggs
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 baking apple, peeled, cored and finely diced
1/2 cup raisins
2 1/2 Tb. heavy cream
1/3 cup packed light brown sugar
2 1/2 tsp. butter
1 tsp. light corn syrup
1/2 tsp. vanilla
Let cool and prepare the glaze in the meantime.
Remove the bars from the pan and set on a wire rack positioned on top of a sheet pan to catch the drips. Pour the glaze over the bars and let set, cut as desired.