Baked pasta dishes are the best! This one is a little different and really quite easy to make. It's a good way to extend chicken. I got this recipe from a Reader's Digest book called The How-To Book of Healthy Cooking....the title goes on. I wonder if the title comes in a condensed version? lol
Something else the kids enjoy making as well as eating. The applesauce instead of oil lowers the fat without taking away from the taste. These are very similar to the commercial squares that you buy. My children like these baked at the 30 minute mark, it's more cookie-like. Bake for less time to get a more moist square.
You'll enjoy this even if you're not a mincemeat fan. I'm always looking for mincemeat recipes because my husband is a VERY big fan, I'm not, but I liked this one---it's not overpowering. I got this from a local paper and they say it's from a book called The Best Holidays Ever. I've never tried the jiffy custard sauce that accompanies it but I've included the recipe under that name.