Spiced Pumpkin-Applesauce Bars

"The applesauce mixed with the pumpkin makes these bars moist and adds to the flavor, you may frost them if desired :)"
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Ready In:
24 bars




  • set oven to 350 degrees.
  • set oven rack to second lowest position.
  • grease a 15x10 baking sheet.
  • in a bowl, sift all dry ingredients.
  • in another bowl, combine eggs, pumpkin and applesauce; mix well.
  • stir into the dry ingredients.
  • spread into prepared baking sheet.
  • bake for 20-25 minutes or until lightly browned.
  • cool, sprinkle with icing sugar.
  • cut into bars.

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  1. Muffin Goddess
    Great bars! I made these and frosted them with JamesDean'sGirl's Coffee-Cream Cheese Icing, which was a great combination. I added a cup of Hershey's cinnamon chips to the batter, too. Very moist and pumpkin-y, they definitely would have been fine without frosting (I'm just partial to frosted anything). I upped the spices (cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg) just a bit, because I like pumpkin stuff very spiced. I really liked that there was no oil in this recipe, too; I really struggle with adding oil by the cupful to recipes (mental thing, y'know). Very good overall, I'll be making this again!
  2. ladypit
    These were pretty good. The texture was a little odd - not cakey but more like a baked thick pudding. But the taste was a nice blend of flavors. Very pumpkiny but still mild.
  3. oduamy
    These were really easy to make and I enjoyed them! I found them to be like pumpkin bread but in a square! I will definitely make them again!!
  4. sparkle_eyes
    I made this for Freezer Tag 2008. I used fresh pureed pumpkin and whole made applesauce. They were moist and flavorful. I didn't frost them, but did sprinkle with powdered sugar (although I don't think they added much once to the frozen product). I'll make these again. For freezing, I waited until they were cool and cut into bars. I wrapped them individually in plastic wrap and put them in a plastic ziploc bag. I've defrosted them in the microwave and by just leaving them at room temperature. They work really well to pack in a lunch or as a snack--they're defrosted by the time you're ready to eat!



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