APPLE PIE BARS HOME VERSION

 

  • Cooking Time: 30-35
  • Servings: 24
  • Preparation Time: 60

Ingredients

  • ---Apples---
  • 6 Granny Smith or Golden Delicious apples
  • ¼ cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • Fresh lemon juice
  • ---Crust---
  • ½ lb unsalted butter
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2¼ cups flour
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ---Streusel Topping---
  • 1 cup flour
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ lb unsalted butter
  • ½ cup toasted pecans, medium chopped

Directions

  • ---Apples---
  • Peel, core and slice apples ¼-inch thick.
  • Sauté the apples in the brown sugar, honey and lemon juice. Cook the apples until all of the liquid in the pan has evaporated.
  • Let mixture cool.
  • ---Crust---
  • Preheat oven to 325° F.
  • Cream the butter and the sugar.
  • Add the egg and blend.
  • Add the remaining dry ingredients.
  • Mix for 1 minute and scrape down bowl.
  • Mix for 1 minute more.
  • Press dough into sheet pan coated with cooking spray.
  • Bake in a 325° F oven for 15 minutes until lightly spongy.
  • ---Streusel Topping---
  • Combine together the flour, granulated and brown sugars, cinnamon and salt.
  • Mix briefly on slow speed.
  • Add the butter and mix on medium speed until the mixture is crumbly and barely holds together when squeezed gently.
  • Stir in the pecans with a large rubber spatula.
  • Set aside.
  • ---Baking the Bar---
  • When the crust is done, immediately spread the cooked apples evenly over the hot crust.
  • Sprinkle the streusel topping over the apples gently pressing to adhere.
  • Reduce the oven temperature to 300° F and bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until the topping is lightly browned and crisp.

Notes

Author Credit: Ted Fekete

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