Mark’s Famous Applesauce Bars

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Recipe Information

# of Servings: 24
Recipe Created By: Mark Hugon


1 cup Spectrum or other shortening
3/4 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup white sugar
2 Tbsp Ener-G Egg Replacer powder mixed with 1/4 cup water, OR 2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 cups gluten-free flour blend
1/2 cup oat flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 cups oats
1 1/2 cups applesauce
1/2 cup sugar
1 Tbsp cornstarch
1 cup oats
1/2 cup brown sugar
3 Tbsp margarine


Cream together 1 cup of shortening, 3/4 cup brown sugar, and 3/4 cup white sugar.

Stir in Egg Replacer mixture and vanilla.

Stir in remaining dry ingredients down to and including the oats.

Press dough into greased 11″x15″ (jelly roll) pan. Bake in preheated 375 degree F oven for 20 minutes.

Meanwhile, in saucepan stir together applesauce, 1/2 cup sugar, and 1 Tbsp cornstarch. Heat on medium, stirring, until it thickens. Spread over cooked crust, covering completely.

Separately, mix together topping ingredients (1 cup oats, 1/2 cup brown sugar, 3 Tbsp margarine), crumbling between fingers. Sprinkle over filling.

Bake bars another 25-30 minutes until browned. Cool completely before cutting.


Copyright © 2005 Mark Hugon. All rights reserved. The copyright of this recipe is retained by the original recipe creator. If you would like to publish this recipe elsewhere in print or online, please contact us to find out how to obtain permission.


Butter and Margarine: Butter is a dairy product made from cow’s milk. Margarine typically contains milk or soy, but there are milk-free and soy-free versions available.
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