Holly's Spiced Applesauce Bars With Cream Cheese Frosting

Total Time
Prep 18 mins
Cook 20 mins

These are my mom's super moist dense bars full of applesauce, cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, and cloves topped with a lucious cream cheese frosting. These were a favorite of mine as a child and I still love em'! These are baked in a half sheet pan.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cream shortening and sugar.
  2. Add rest of ingredients and mix well.
  3. Pour batter into a greased half sheet pan and bake at 375* for 20-30 min or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Allow to cool completely then frost.
  4. ***My mom always cut these into rectangle shaped bars about 1 1/2" by 3".***.
  5. -Frosting-.
  6. Mix all ingredients together until smooth.


Most Helpful

This was scrumptious! I think I screwed up, though: After I mixed the batter, it didn't look like enough for a half sheet pan, so I used a 13 x 9 pan. I baked for only 30 minutes and it was *almost* overdone, even though in this pan the batter was twice as thick as it would have been in the half sheet pan. Mine came out to about 1 1/2" high, so I guess it's more of a cake, but that's ok. Next time I'll try the sheet pan, but I don't think it will take 35-40 minutes. Thanks for posting...this is a really nice combo of spices and makes a really moist cake.

Karen=^..^= August 29, 2006

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