Sitting here at the island enjoying my cup of tea and one; OK more than one apple crumb bar. They are really good and if you have any leftover apples, around 5-7 small to medium apples you should make these today. I added more apples (10) than I probably should have to make it easier to eat but I am not complaining. Actually just mentioned this to my husband, who just grabbed another one, and he said naw they are perfect. Then I explained what I meant and he kind of agreed. So I guess you choose, either way I will make these again without question.
I found the recipe in Fall Baking magazine I bought for the plane ride home from San Francisco a few weeks ago and glad I did. I marked 8 pages for things I hope to make. We’ll see I mark up SO many food things I want to try I don’t know if I would ever have enough time to make them all.
keeping with the topic of what I am doing, my husband just walked by with a load of laundry to hang outside. While I love my bed sheets fresh off the line, I see frost out there. I guess we’ll see at the end of the day how this goes. We did just put our garlic in the ground late yesterday so I do hope it heats up during the day for a few more days.
Apple Crumb Bars
- 1 9x13 baking pan
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1½ cup old-fashioned oats
- 1½ cup packed brown sugar
- ¾ teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1¼ cup cold butter divided
- 5-6 cups apples peeled, sliced thin
- 1 cup sugar
- 3 tablespoon cornstarch
- 1 cup cold water
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- preheat oven to 350°F. grease a 9x13 baking dish.
- in a large bowl, combine flour, oats, brown sugar, cinnamon and baking soda; cut in 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons of the cold butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Set aside 2 cups of this for the topping. Press the remaining into the prepared baking dish. Arrange sliced apples over the top.
- in a small saucepan, combine the sugar, cornstarch, water, vanilla and the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter. Bring to a boil, cook while stirring for 2 minutes or until it thickens; pour over the apples. Sprinkle with the reserved oat mixture.
- bake until the top is lightly browned, 35-45 minutes. Cool in the pan on a wired rack.
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