Monday, August 10, 2020

Apple Pie Bars

Yield: 16 servings

Ingredients

  • Crust
    • 1 cup butter, melted
    • 1/2 cup sugar
    • 2 tsp vanilla
    • 1/2 tsp salt
    • 2 cups flour
  • Filling
    • 2 large apples, peeled and sliced
    • 2 tbsp flour
    • 2 tbsp sugar
    • 1 tsp cinnamon
    • 1/8 tsp nutmeg
  • Topping
    • 1 cup oats
    • 2/3 cup brown sugar
    • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
    • 1/2 cup flour
    • 1/2 cup butter, cold
  • Caramel ice cream topping

Directions

  1. For the crust, combine the butter, sugar, vanilla, and salt.  Add in the flour and mix until it forms into a dough.  Press into the bottom of a 9" x 9" silicone baking pan.
  2. Bake at 300°F for 15 minutes while you prep the rest of the ingredients.
  3. For the filling, toss the apples with the flour, sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg.  When fully coated, set aside.
  4. In another bowl, combine the oats, brown sugar, cinnamon, and flour for the topping.  Cut in the butter using a pastry cutter.
  5. When the crust is done baking, remove from the oven.  Layer on the apple filling.  It'll be a tight fit, so really pack it in there.
  6. Sprinkle the topping over the apple filling.
  7. Bake at 350°F for 30-35 minutes, until the topping is golden brown.
  8. Cool on a wire rack for 20 minutes, then refrigerate for 2 hours.
  9. When ready to serve, cut into squares.  Warm in the microwave for a few seconds, and then drizzle with caramel topping.
Adapted from Sally's Baking Addiction.

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