Iced Apple Bars

    Iced Apple Bars

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    About this recipe: These cake bars are incredibly moist and delicious. A spiced apple bar is topped with a sweet vanilla icing. One bar is just not enough! Great for afternoon tea, snacking on or popping into packed lunches.

    Ingredients
    Serves: 20 

    • For the Cake
    • 50g butter or margarine, softened
    • 145g dark brown soft sugar
    • 1 egg
    • 250g apple sauce
    • 125g plain flour
    • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
    • For the Icing
    • 180g icing sugar
    • 50g margarine, melted
    • 1 tablespoon milk
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

    Method
    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Ready in:35min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Grease a 20x30cm or similar sized baking tin.
    2. In a medium bowl, mix together the butter, dark brown soft sugar and egg until smooth. Stir in apple sauce. Combine the flour, bicarbonate of soda and pumpkin pie spice; stir into the apple sauce mixture until well blended. Spread evenly into the prepared tin.
    3. Bake for 25 minutes in the preheated oven or until edges are golden. Cool in the tin over a wire rack.
    4. In a small bowl, mix together the icing sugar and margarine. Stir in vanilla and milk until smooth. Spread over cooled bars before cutting into squares.
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    Loved this easy quick recipe  -  11 Mar 2014

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    yum! what a tasty & wonderfully moist bar! i only made a few simple modifications such as substituting half of the all-purpose flour with whole wheat flour & tossing a 1/2 c. golden raisins into the batter (just because). "pumpkin pie spice" isn't something i have in my pantry. instead i use the spices my grandmother put into her pumpkin pies: 1/4 tsp. ground ginger, 1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg & 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon. a couple more notes: i went with the flow & baked these in a 9 x 9" pan to get a thicker bar. mine were done in 30 minutes. lastly, i skipped the frosting & sprinkled mine with confectioner's sugar. these bars have enough flavor to stand on their own. thank you debbi!  -  08 Sep 2005  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)

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    I JUST MADE THIS AND IT TURNED OUT GREAT. I TOO USED AN 8X8 PAN AND BAKED FOR 20 MINUTES. I WAS ALSO OUT OF PUMPKIN PIE SPICE SO I USED A LITTLE ALLSPICE, NUTMEG AND CINNAMON. IT IS DELICIOUS. I ALSO ADDED SOME BROWN SUGAR TO THE ICING, FROSTED THE CAKE WHILE WARM, AND CUT MYSELF A SLICE. GOOD!! MY 3 YEAR OLD DAUGHTER AND ONE YEAR OLD SON LOVED IT AS WELL. THANKS FOR THIS SIMPLE RECIPE.  -  20 Nov 2002  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)

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