Applesauce Spice Bars” these are good for Brunch with coffee and milk.

We will be trying this recipe for our dessert after Thanksgiving dinner this year as we will not be having a big crowd this year.

1 – C. self rising flour                  1/4 C. shortening
2/3 – C. packed brown sugar     1 C. applesauce
1/2 – tsp. baking soda                 1 egg
1 – tsp. pumpkin pie spice           1/2 C. raisins

Browned butter frosting —–below.

Heat oven to 350ºF. Grease a 13x9x2 in. pan. Mix all ingredients except the frosting thoroughly. Spread in pan. Bake until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, approximately 20 to 25 minutes. Cool before frosting!

For the Browned butter frosting—

3 Tbsp. margaring or butter
2 C. powdered sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
and about 2 Tbsp. milk

Heat butter or margaring in saucepan, medium hear until delicate brown. Cool 30 minutes. Mix in sugar, vanilla and milk. Beat until smooth and of spreading consistency.