Holly's Spiced Applesauce Bars With Cream Cheese Frosting

READY IN: 38mins
Recipe by akgrown

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.

Top Review by Karen..

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.

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.

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