Applesauce Bars with Caramel Cinnamon Frosting

Applesauce Bars with Caramel Cinnamon Frosting

A few things:

I almost bought THIS sweater today.  I don’t know why.  I’m blaming the fact that I am uncomfortable and it looked cozy, and I came down with a case of Temporary Discomfort Insanity or something.  Someone just hide my debit card until the baby gets here.  Please.

Don’t you love it when you go to Old Navy and the cashier tells you that you look like you are having a BIG BABY?  THEN she proceeds to fill you in on her coworker’s horrifying C-Section (that she had to get because of her BIG BABY)??  Yeah… me too.


  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 3/4 tsp cloves
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 cups applesauce
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) salted butter
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 4 TBS heavy cream
  • 1 1/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/8 tsp cinnamon
Read the whole recipe on Confessions of a Cookbook Queen