- Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour a 9x13-inch baking dish, or use baking spray with flour.
- Combine the melted butter, brown sugar and molasses in a medium mixing bowl. Add the eggs, stir in the applesauce and beat well.
- Sift the flour, baking soda, ginger and cinnamon into the batter. Stir well, scraping sides of bowl and mixing thoroughly.
- Pour into the prepared baking dish, and bake for 35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Remove from oven and allow to cool for 10 minutes before cutting.
- Makes about 12 servings.
This recipe was featured in our article about cooking with apples. Read Autumn Apples Aplenty for this and other related apple recipes.
Here's a tip for working with molasses: Measure the molasses in the same, unrinsed cup you used to measure the butter. The molasses will slide out of the cup without leaving a drop behind. Of course, this works with honey, too.
Gingerbread NotesServe with whipped cream, vanilla ice cream or Brandy Sauce.
Prep time: 15 Min; Cooking time: 35 Min; Total time: 50 Min
Recipe editor Patricia Mitchell