Friday, October 25, 2013

Apple Crumble Bars

Apple season is in ABUNDANCE this year. Holy cow. There was never a late frost this year. Enough rain in the spring and a dry hot Fall. All the trees around us are breaking from so many apples.

I really like this recipe. If you were using some green apples, you would probably need to add a bit more sugar. It was easy to put together, and people love it. I have included in treat bags, and made it for my family. You could serve this with ice cream for dessert at a party. Or just eat your piece of heaven with your fingers.

This is my magazine picture. AND the apples that I used

Apple Crumble Bars
Adapted from

3 cups all purpose flour
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup granulated sugar
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 egg
1 cup (2 sticks) cool butter
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 teaspoons flour
6 medium apples, peeled, cored and small pieces or grated

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 9 x 13 pan with tin foil, spray with PAM, set aside

In a medium bowl, mix the flour, brown sugar, 1/4 cup of sugar, cinnamon. Work in the butter and egg with a pastry blender or your hands until pea size clumps form and virtually no loose flour remains. Press half of the mixture evenly into the prepared pan. Set other half aside.

In another bowl, stir together the 1/2 cup of sugar and the flour. Make sure your apples are not real juicy. Mix the apples with the sugar, flour mixture. Sprinkle the apple mixture evenly over the crust. Crumble the remaining dough over the tops of the apples.

Bake for 30-32 minutes or until the top is slightly golden. Cool completely before cutting into square.

Working with small lumps of butter and mixture

Apples coated with the sugar and flour

I love baking with Caramel bits. SO much easier than unwrapping caramels. 
Most bags can take care of two recipes. They are then not as expensive.

I love to use the tin foil. Once cooled. Pull out of pan and cut. SO MUCH easier.
And clean up is a breeze.

Apples, Caramel Chips melded together. Just like a caramel apple

Brought these to my sisters and Mom. They loved them.
Baked with LOVE.. A very good day.

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