Here's the recipe for my Caramel Apple Bars in process.
Cream the creamables: butter and dark brown sugar.
Combine the wet ingredients: apple sauce, an egg yolk, milk, and cinnamon.
Add the combined wet ingredients to the creamables. Take everything for a spin.
Peel and dice the apples. My alligator-style chopper makes this bit a snap.
Combine the dry ingredients and add to the combined wet ingredients and creamables. Take everything for another spin.
Scoop the dough into a greased baking dish and spread out into an even layer.
In the microwave, melt the caramel bits and apple juice. Stir to even out the mixture.
Pour the melted caramel over the dough and spread out evenly.
Bake, cool, and cut.