Apple Bars

Prep time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 45 minutes
Yield: 12 servings
Serving Size 1 bar
Nutrition Facts: View Label(s)

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
brown sugar
1 cup
rolled oats
1⁄2 teaspoon
cinnamon
1⁄2 teaspoon
nutmeg
1 pinch
ground cloves (optional)
1⁄2 cup
butter or margarine
3 cups
apples, peeled, cored and sliced
1⁄4 cup
sugar

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a 7"x11" baking pan.
  2. Mix flour, salt and baking soda together in a large bowl. Add brown sugar, oats, cinnamon, nutmeg and ground cloves.
  3. Cut in butter or margarine with a pastry blender or 2 knives until mixture is crumbly.
  4. Spread half of the crumb mixture in the baking pan. Top with apple slices and sprinkle with sugar. Spread remaining crumb mixture evenly over apples.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees for 40-50 minutes. Cool and cut into bars.
  6. Refrigerate leftovers within 2 hours.

Notes

  • Substitute ripe pears for apples
  • Serve warm topped with vanilla yogurt
Last updated: 07/01/15

5 Comments for "Apple Bars"

These were so good! Definitely my favorite!!!

These are great, but are crumbly. Brought them to a teacher's lunch and they gobbled them up!

I think this is a good recipe.

Yummy! We had 4 medium apples to use up which ended up meaning we raised the yield of the recipe 1/2 as that gave us 4.5 cups of sliced apples. Will make this again! Also used forks in place of a pastry cutter and added extra ground cloves.

If you don't have a 7" x 11" pan, a 9" x 9" pan works just fine.  The recipe was a little sweet for our tastes.  Sprinkling 2 tablespoons of sugar (instead of 1/4 cup) over the apples seemed right to us.  Also a teaspoon of lemon juice perks up the fruit flavor.

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