ABOUT THIS RECIPE

Prep Time: 25 min.

Cook Time: 35-40 min.

Yield: 8 servings

ingredients

¼ cup white sugar

¼ cup brown sugar

1/2 cup butter flavored Crisco

1/2 cup of unsweetened applesauce

1 egg

1 cup of unsulfured molasses

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda

2 teaspoons ground ginger

1 ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon mace

1/2 teaspoon allspice

1/2 teaspoon ground cloves

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 cup hot water

DIRECTIONS

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9-inch square pan.

In a large bowl, cream together the sugars and butter flavored Crisco. Beat in the egg and applesauce, and mix in the molasses.

In a bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, ginger, mace, allspice and cloves. Blend into the creamed mixture. Stir in the hot water. Pour into the prepared pan.

Bake 35 – 40 minutes in the preheated oven, until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Allow to cool in pan before serving.

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Bean Hole Supper Ginger Bread

The bean hole supper is a Maine tradition dating back to the early part of the 19th century. Traditional bean hole suppers are served with biscuits, colesalaw, molasses cookies & gingerbread. This old fashion Gingerbread recipe produces a soft and spicy cake that is flavored with applesauce, molasses, ginger, cinnamon, mace, allspice and cloves. Serve it with fresh whipped cream!"