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Applesauce Bars

This healthy recipe comes from NDSU Extension Service.


  • 1½ c. all-purpose flour
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. soda
  • ½ tsp. cinnamon
  • ½ tsp. nutmeg
  • ½ c. shortening
  • 1 c. sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 c. applesauce
  • ½ c. raisins


Preheat oven to 350 F. Sift flour, salt, soda, cinnamon and nutmeg into a bowl; set aside. Cream shortening, gradually adding sugar. Beat until light. Add egg. Beat until light and fluffy. Add shortening mixture to flour mixture alternately with the applesauce. Add raisins; mix well. Spread mixture into a we-greased 13-by-9-by-1½-inch baking pan. Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until done. Cut while warm. Sprinkle with powdered sugar.

Makes 12 servings.

Per serving: 215 calories, 9 grams (g) fat, 33 g carbohydrate and 210 mg sodium.
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