Apple Spice Slice

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    1 hour 5 minutes

    This apple slice is perfect as a quick and easy after school snack. They are moist and spicy and can be sprinkled with icing sugar if you prefer no icing.


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    Ingredients
    Makes: 20 slice squares

    • Slice
    • 65g butter or margarine, softened
    • 2/3 cup (145g) brown sugar
    • 1 egg
    • 1 cup apple sauce or stewed apple
    • 1 cup (125g) plain flour
    • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
    • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
    • 1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
    • Icing
    • 1 1/2 cups (180g) icing sugar, sifted
    • 3 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
    • 1 tablespoon milk
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence

    Directions
    Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Extra time:30min cooling  ›  Ready in:1hour5min 

    1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C. Grease a 20x30cm baking tray.
    2. Slice: In a medium bowl mix together the butter/margarine, brown sugar and egg until smooth. Stir in applesauce. In a separate bowl combine the flour, bicarbonate of soda, salt and spices. Stir flour mixture into the applesauce mixture until well blended. Spread evenly into the prepared tray.
    3. Bake for 25 minutes in the preheated oven, or until edges are golden. Put the tray onto a wire cake rack to cool.
    4. Icing: In a medium bowl mix together the icing sugar and butter/margarine. Stir in the milk and vanilla until smooth. Spread over cooled slice before cutting into squares.

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    ChezFin
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    A lovely, light moist cake slice, I did add a little more of the spices. Instead of icing, I spread a smear of butter over the top of the slice straight from the oven and sprinkled cinnamon sugar on top. It was delicious warm from the oven with a cuppa and tasted just as nice when cooled. I am going to freeze some of it to have on hand for visitors....I'll see how it goes.  -  24 Sep 2016

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    160

    yum! what a tasty & wonderfully moist bar! i only made a few simple modifications such as substituting half of the all-purpose flour with whole wheat flour & tossing a 1/2 c. golden raisins into the batter (just because). "pumpkin pie spice" isn't something i have in my pantry. instead i use the spices my grandmother put into her pumpkin pies: 1/4 tsp. ground ginger, 1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg & 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon. a couple more notes: i went with the flow & baked these in a 9 x 9" pan to get a thicker bar. mine were done in 30 minutes. lastly, i skipped the frosting & sprinkled mine with confectioner's sugar. these bars have enough flavor to stand on their own. thank you debbi!  -  08 Sep 2005  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)

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    70

    I JUST MADE THIS AND IT TURNED OUT GREAT. I TOO USED AN 8X8 PAN AND BAKED FOR 20 MINUTES. I WAS ALSO OUT OF PUMPKIN PIE SPICE SO I USED A LITTLE ALLSPICE, NUTMEG AND CINNAMON. IT IS DELICIOUS. I ALSO ADDED SOME BROWN SUGAR TO THE ICING, FROSTED THE CAKE WHILE WARM, AND CUT MYSELF A SLICE. GOOD!! MY 3 YEAR OLD DAUGHTER AND ONE YEAR OLD SON LOVED IT AS WELL. THANKS FOR THIS SIMPLE RECIPE.  -  20 Nov 2002  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)