Applesauce Gingerbread

  • Yield 12 to 15 servings

A great bread to make ahead for a quick on-the-go snack.


1 cup sweetened applesauce
1 teaspoon nutmeg
2 tablespoons shortening
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup molasses
1 -- egg, beaten
1/3 cup sour milk
1 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon soda
pinch salt
1/2 teaspoon ginger
-- Whipping cream, whipped (optional)


  1. Spread applesauce in bottom of a greased 9×13-inch cake pan.  Sprinkle with nutmeg.  Cream shortening and add sugar.  Add molasses, beaten egg, sour milk, and flour sifted with dry ingredients.  Pour batter over applesauce and bake at 350F for 20 to 30 minutes or until done.  Serve hot with whipped cream.


Recipe reprinted with permission from the Newnan Junior Service League’s A Taste of Georgia (Newnan Junior Service League, Inc., Newnan, Georgia, 1977).



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