- In a bowl, beat the butter with an electric mixer until light in colour. Gradually add 1/4 cup (60 ml) of the applesauce and the icing sugar, beating until smooth. Transfer the applesauce butter to a container. Set aside.
- With the rack in the middle position, preheat the oven to 500°F (250°C). Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.
- On a work surface, flatten the bread slices with a rolling pin. Remove the crusts, if desired, and place the bread on the prepared baking sheet. Bake for 5 to 7 minutes or until toasted.
- Spread the applesauce butter onto the toasted bread. Spread with the remaining applesauce. Cover with overlapping apple slices and brush lightly with maple syrup. Bake for 5 to 8 minutes. Let cool.
- When ready to serve, dust with icing sugar, if desired.
Try raisin or multi-grain bread with this recipe. You may not even need to flatten the slices and remove the crusts (hello, bagels and English muffins!). The applesauce butter tastes great on crepes and pancakes, too—with lots of maple syrup, of course! This recipe is from "Ricardo For Kids".