Tuesday, August 18, 2009

TWD - Applesauce Spice Bars


This week’s TWD recipe is applesauce spice bars and was chosen by Karen of Something Sweet. We were away in the weekend at my in-laws in taranaki, so I made this slice (bar cookies are called slices in New Zealand) to take with us. However, as I was making it, I didn’t think that there was enough mixture to cover the base of the size tin that dorie suggested, so I made it in a 23cm square tin which resulted in more of an applesauce cake. I can see now that there would have been enough mixture and it would have turned out more like a slice if I had used the correct size tin.



Applesauce isn’t an everyday grocery item in NZ either, and I couldn’t find it at the supermarket, so instead I used a small can of pureed baby apples. This seemed to work really well. I left the sultanas out of the slice so it was just an apple and pecan slice. The caramel icing was delicious. The recipe said to pour the hot icing onto the slice, but I left mine to cool and thicken a bit. This cake was delicious. Everyone in Taranaki enjoyed it and it seemed to keep well. My photos are a bit woeful as the cake was made hurriedly on Thursday night and photographed in the dark early Saturday morning before we left for Taranaki.

See what the other TWDers thought here.

16 comments:

Snooky doodle said...

tHIS RECIPE IS REALLY INTERESTING . THESE BARS LOOK DELICIOUS :)

Cakelaw said...

This looks absolutely delicious - and your glaze isn't toffee-like at all!

Paula said...

If you made it again would you make it in the smaller tin again or would you move to the larger size recommended? Just curious as this looks yum

Tammy said...

Hi Paula

I really liked it as more of a cake, personally I like more dense "slices" so it would be a bit crumbly as a cake for me I think

Tammy

ostwestwind said...

Apple sauce no grocery item, I can't believe that, delicious looking bars, slices or whatever it is

Ulrike @ Küchenlatein

Zeetra said...

I hope your mother in law is ok... We missed you at lunch on Saturday.

Gabe's Girl said...

How smart to use baby apple sauce! what a great way to be resourceful. the bars do look good. i have a friend in NZ. Sounds like an amazing place.

Justin said...

i would never have guessed you can't get applesauce easily in new zealand. around here it's sold everywhere. the cake looks very yummy.

jillbert said...

They look great! It's not hard to find applesauce in the U.S., but baby food sounds like a good substitution.

Zeetra said...

You can get apple sauce in NZ, im pretty sure its downt he sauce aisle att he supermarket... Watties make one in the bit on the side range.. well they did not long ago..but is this the same kind of apple sauce?

Tammy said...

Zeetra, I know what you mean, but I imagaine that to be more of a savoury sauce - the baby apples worked really well :0)

Leslie said...

Love your slice, Tammy! I let my glaze cool a bit too as when I first poured it on, the cake slurped it right up.

steph- whisk/spoon said...

mine was for sure more like cake, too. delicious, though...your in-laws were lucky they got to share them! :)

TeaLady said...

Those look really really tasty. And they were soooo easy.

♥Rosie♥ said...

Those bars look absolutely delicious :0)

Jules Someone said...

I skipped the glaze. I'm beginning to think I shouldn't have. That looks just delicious!