Sunday, September 14, 2008

Apple Butter Bars

Ok, this entry comes to you all because I had a jar of apple butter in the fridge, leftover from another recipe awhile back. So, I went to All Recipes and put in 'apple butter'. These bars came up and I decided to try them out. Well, they are delicious but I don't find them to be anything like a bar. In fact, it's really just a thin spice cake. Delicious nonetheless. Did I do something wrong...did I not bake them long enough to become bars? I have no idea, but this turned out moist and very good. I would use this as a go-to spice cake and it was so easy to came together very quickly. I could eat it with or without the icing actually but it is crumbly like cake. Any thoughts?

Apple Butter Bars
Source: All Recipes

1/2 cup butter
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour (I used 3/4 c a.p. flour and 3/4 c wheat flour)
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup white sugar
1 egg
3/4 cup apple butter
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon apple pie spice (I used cinnamon)
1 cup raisins (I omitted)
1 cup confectioners' sugar
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons milk

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 13 x 9 x 2 inch baking pan.

Beat butter or margarine until creamy. Add half of the flour, the brown sugar, white sugar, egg, apple butter, baking soda and the apple pie spice. Beat together until well blended. Beat in remaining flour and stir in raisins. Spread in prepared baking pan.

Bake for 20-25 minutes or till toothpick in center comes out clean (mine were done after 17 mins). Cool in pan on wire rack. Drizzle with icing. Cut into bars.

To Make Icing: Mix 1 cup confectioners' sugar, 1/4 teaspoon vanilla and 1 - 2 tablespoons milk. Mix to drizzling consistency.


That Girl said...

This sounds like it'd be perfect with ice cream!

Shauna said...

Those look delicious!! A perfect dessert for Fall!

kitchenbelle said...

These look delicious!! And they are a perfect way to kick off the season!

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The DeL Sisters said...

OH! These look very good! We love anything apple.

Anonymous said...

YUM! Those look so delicious!

~Priscilla~ said...

yummo, these look so good! perfect for a fall dessert!

Melissa said...

Hi Kelly - This looks so good! I wanted to let you know I've given your blog an excellence award :)