Let me start off by saying I hate applesauce. I pretty much hate anything with that consistency. Regardless, I received a free bottle of the stuff from the local supermarket and just had it sitting in my fridge. Today while I was already making dinner (another recipe to come!) I decided to put this applesauce to use. Sometimes you just need a good dessert to follow a great dinner.
- 1 stick butter, room temperature
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1 cup chilled applesauce
- 2 cups AP flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and grease and flour an 8-inch square pan. Pam makes a great baking spray that already has the flour combined for you.
- Using a stand mixer fixed with the paddle attachment, cream the butter and sugar.
- Add applesauce and beat well. Make sure to scrape down the sides as you go along.
- Remove the bowl from the mixer and stir in flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Add walnuts.
- Pour the batter into your prepared pan and bake for 40 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
- Serve warm.
This came out so good and so moist! If I could eat ice cream (damn you, lactose intolerance) I would put some on top. The cinnamon is the first thing you taste and the nutmeg is the first thing you smell. Such a wonderful grouping of flavors and scents.