VeganMoFo, Day 18: Pumpkin-Applesauce Squares

October 18th, 2008 10:14 pm by Kelly Garbato

Update, 10/19/08: I left my squares in the fridge overnight, and the goo’s mostly congealed. Upon further reflection, I think I may have used too much egg substitute. The original recipe calls for six egg whites; I substituted for six whole eggs. So…maybe just use enough egg replacer for two to three eggs?

Either way, it’s super yummy.


I’m too tired to write an introduction, so without further adieu, Pumpkin-Applesauce Squares, via Deseret News. Made with slight modifications, as explained below. Enjoy! (I sure did.)

Pumpkin-Applesauce Squares

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Egg replacer for 6 eggs
1 cup unsweetened applesauce [I used fresh-out-of-the-pot pumpkin applesauce]
1 1/2 cups sugar [I reduced to 1 1/4 cups]
2 cups canned pumpkin
2 cups all-purpose flour [I used 2 cups wheat flour]
3 teaspoons low-sodium baking powder
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon allspice


1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

2. Combine egg replacer, applesauce, sugar and pumpkin in a large bowl; mix thoroughly.

3. Mix flour, baking powder, cinnamon, ginger, cloves and allspice in a separate bowl.

4. Combine flour mixture and applesauce-pumpkin mixture. Stir just until all ingredients are moistened.

5. Transfer to an 8- by 8-inch nonstick baking pan sprayed with vegetable spray. Bake until lightly browned, about 20 minutes. [I cooked at the same temp for about 35 minutes, yet the middle was still a little gooey, but good; perhaps it’s supposed to be a little gooey?]

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Allow to cool before serving. Makes 24 servings. [Um, I dunno wtf they’re talking about here; was this recipe written by a garden gnome, maybe? I count 12 servings, tops.]

(Crossposted to.)



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3 Responses to “VeganMoFo, Day 18: Pumpkin-Applesauce Squares”

  1. Jeni Treehugger Says:

    OMG! That looks soooo good.
    It always gets me when recipes say how many portions something is…well they ain’t doing my kind of portion size and that’s a fact!

  2. Elaine Vigneault Says:

    This is great!
    I’m looking for more pumpkin recipes. Time of the year, you know?

  3. Kelly Says:

    Yeah, I just wish I had more pumpkins to work with! I planted a row in the spring, but so far I’ve only gotten one deformed little runt. Guess I’ll stick with the canned stuff :)

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