Gingerbread and Applesauce

Course : Desserts
Serves: 12
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1 cup whole-wheat flour
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons double-acting baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/3 cup butter
1/2 cup sugar
1 large egg
1/2 cup molasses
1/2 cup hot water
2 cups unsweetened applesauce
2 tablespoons brown sugar
3 tablespoons candied ginger root -- finely chopped
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

Preparation / Directions:

Sift together flour, soda, baking powder, salt, ginger, cloves, and cinnamon. Cream butter and white sugar. Beat in egg and molasses. Stir in dry ingredients, alternating with water. Place applesauce in a buttered Dutch oven or other large, heavy casserole dish. Mix brown sugar, crystallized ginger, and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon. Sprinkle over applesauce. Pour gingerbread batter over all. Bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes, or until gingerbread is done. Serve at once.

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