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Apple Bars

Notes

Recipe Notes

  • Substitute ripe pears for apples.
  • Serve warm topped with vanilla yogurt.
Video

Best apple pie bars
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 45 minutes
Makes: 12 bars
Nutrition Facts: View Label

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup whole-wheat flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 pinch cloves (optional)
  • 1/2 cup margarine or butter
  • 3 cups sliced apples (about 2 apples, 3-inch diameter, peeled)
  • 2/3 cup raisins
  • 1/4 cup sugar

Directions

  1. Wash hands with soap and water. Gather ingredients and cooking tools. 
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease a 9x13-inch baking pan.
  3. Mix flour, salt and baking soda together in a large bowl. Add brown sugar, oats, cinnamon, nutmeg and ground cloves, if desired.
  4. Cut in margarine or butter with a pastry blender or 2 knives until mixture is crumbly.
  5. Spread half of the crumb mixture in the baking pan. Top with apple slices and raisins and sprinkle with sugar. Spread remaining crumb mixture evenly over apples.
  6. Bake for 40 to 50 minutes. Cool and cut into 12 bars.

Comment

These bars make a tasty treat. We have used pears and plums, too.

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