This week’s dessert was certainly a nice change of pace from all the chocolate desserts and cakes I’ve been making lately.  Something with apples sounded perfect to me…I was really looking forward to making these bars.  Thanks to Karen of Something Sweet by Karen for choosing these Applesauce Spice Bars…they hit the spot!  The cake (or bars, I should probably say) itself is really moist and light with dark rum, pecans and chunks of apples baked in, and the glaze…oh man, the glaze…sweet, sticky and caramel-y; the glaze made these bars.  I followed a few fellow bakers’ advice and doubled it, and was very glad I did – that glaze was by far my favorite part!  My hubby really liked these;  needless to say, they didn’t last long! 🙂


See that glaze??? Oh boy….it’s just calling my name!!  And look at those nice, big chunks of apples and pecans…and the flecks of spice…beeeeautiful!!  If you’re looking for a nice change of pace – head on over to Karen’s blog and get the recipe; you’ll love ’em, I promise!



  1. Yes, I loved them 😉 Great picture, I am sad, that they are already gone

    Ulrike @ Küchenlatein


    Comment by Ulrike — August 18, 2009 @ 3:08 AM

  2. Looks scrumptious!


    Comment by Ramya Kiran — August 18, 2009 @ 5:51 AM

  3. Oh, I should have doubled the glaze. It was so delicious. Yours looks great.


    Comment by Amy — August 18, 2009 @ 6:13 AM

  4. So pretty! Nice pictures. I didn’t get to make the glaze, but I know I will try it next time.


    Comment by pamela — August 18, 2009 @ 8:45 PM

  5. Wow – they look mouth watering good.


    Comment by Pam — August 18, 2009 @ 11:08 PM

  6. Oooh, and there are a bunch of chocolate recipes next month for TWD too. You might be ready for another batch of these before too long.

    They do look delicious! Good call on the glaze. I made these months ago so wasn’t able to double it.


    Comment by Jacque — August 19, 2009 @ 12:12 PM

  7. your bars look just perfect. I want to eat that glaze with a spoon, no cake necessary!


    Comment by sara — August 20, 2009 @ 11:19 AM

  8. Your bars look awesome! I loved these too, especially with the sweet, sugary glaze 🙂


    Comment by Tracey — August 20, 2009 @ 10:41 PM

  9. That glaze is calling MY name too! I’ll have to fight you for them! Haha, but seriously, your bars are perfection!


    Comment by Teanna — August 21, 2009 @ 11:31 PM

  10. wow – these are absolute perfection!


    Comment by karen — August 23, 2009 @ 6:39 AM

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