I’ve been wanting to make these for a long time! I thought they would get chosen last fall, but when they weren’t, I figured we’d probably make them this year. Many people tend to think of apples as a fall ingredient, much like pumpkin, but I think apples are good to bake with all year. After all, apple pie is a popular dessert in all seasons, and I always enjoyed an apple breakfast cake that has been a popular family recipe (which I should make and blog about, now that I think about it!). So, even though it is August, I was ready to make these!
I thought these would be more like blondies, but mine ended up being more cake-like. I made them for our recent trip to Amelia Island with David’s family and they were eaten more for breakfast than as a dessert. My glaze didn’t look like the ones from the book. It sank through the bars, but I could still detect the added flavor. Some other TWD members had this problem as well, and some common solutions were to increase the glaze or wait until the bars are completely cool. I also increased the amount of raisins because I am a raisin lover :) I used a Fuji apple- my favorite kind. These bars were quite delicious and I definitely enjoyed them! I haven’t baked with apples in a while, but this reminded me of how much I like them. Karen has the recipe posted on her blog and you can see everyone else’s bars by visiting the TWD blog.