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Applesauce Bars

2 Cup all-purpose flour
1/4 Teaspoon cloves
1/3 Cup sugar
1-1/2 Cup unsweetened applesauce; hot
Dry sugar substitute equal to 3/4 cup sugar
2 Teaspoon Baking soda
1/2 Cup walnuts; chopped
1 Teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 Cup raisins
1/2 Teaspoon nutmeg

Place flour, sugar, dry sugar substitute, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves in mixer bowl and mix a low speed to blend well
Combine HOT applesauce and baking soda ( don't try to be modern and use cold applesauce and mix with 
baking soda with the flour; it doesn't work as well that way), and add, along with oil, walnuts and raisins, to flour mixture
Mix at medium speed until flour is moistened and batter in creamy
Spread batter evenly in a 9" by 13" cake pan that has been sprayed with pan spray or greased well with 
margarine
Bake at 375 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes, or till bars pull away from the sides of the pan and a cake tester comes out clean from the center
Cool on a wire rack
Cut three by six

Food Exchange per serving:
1 STARCH/BREAD EXCHANGE + 1 FAT EXCHANGE
CHO: 17g - PROTEIN: 2g - FAT: 5g - CALORIES: 122

Courtesy The Art of Cooking for the Diabetic by Mary Abbott Hess, R.D. M.S. and Katharine Middleton

Serves 18