Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Cooking with the Journal-Applesauce Fudgies


Last Friday I decided to make crockpot apple butter with some diced apples that were taking up a lot of room in my freezer.  I made applesauce in the crockpot to make into the apple butter.  I had a little more applesauce than was needed to make the apple butter so decided to bake some Applesauce Fudgies.

These are chocolaty, moist, and thick cake-like brownies that apparently were a favorite of Farm Journal.  The recipe was printed in at least three of their cookbooks.

I usually double the recipe and use cocoa instead of unsweetened chocolate as I always have cocoa on hand.  Nuts get a chance to shine as they are sprinkled on the top.  They may be omitted, however, for nut allergies or dislikes.

If the weather is hot, I suggest that these be kept in the refrigerator because they are so moist.

Applesauce Fudgies

Farm Journal’s Country Cookbook, 1959, 1971
Cooking for Company, 1968
Homemade Cookies, 1971

2 sqs. unsweetened chocolate
1/2 c. butter
1/2 c. applesauce
1 c. brown sugar
1 t. vanilla
1 c. flour
1/2 t. baking powder
1/4 t. baking soda
1/4 t. salt
1/2 c. chopped nuts (I use toasted walnuts)

Melt chocolate and butter together.  This can be done in a saucepan on the stove or in a glass container in the microwave.  Mix applesauce, eggs, sugar, and vanilla.  Mix dry ingredients together and mix into applesauce mixture.  Stir until well blended.  Add chocolate mixture and blend well.  Pour into a greased 9x9x2-inch baking pan.  Sprinkle nuts over the top.  Carefully press nuts lightly into the surface of the batter.  Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until done.  Do not over bake.  Cool in pan on rack.  Cut into 16 squares.

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