1/2 cup shortening
1 tsp salt
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp baking powder
2 eggs
3/4 tsp baking soda
1 cup Steen's Pure Cane Syrup
1 tsp cinnamon
1 cup applesauce
1 tsp nutmeg
2 cups sifted all-purpose flour


Cream together shortening and sugar until light and fluffy; blend in eggs. Add syrup and applesauce; mix well. Sift together flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda and spices; stir into syrup mixture. Turn into greased and flour 9 X 13 inch baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Cut into squares. Serve warm or cold with additional applesauce.

YIELD: About 24 servings (small) or 15 generous pieces.