Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Apple Crumble Bars

Apple Crumble Bars
Warm apple crumble bars we like them with ice cream on top, or whipped cream then if there are leftovers they are good for breakfast bars

Ingredients:
For the base:
1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
2 tbsp. sugar
1 tsp. salt
1 stick unsalted butter, at room temperature
For the filling:
4 medium-sized apples, peeled, cored and coarsely diced
5 tbsp. sugar
¼ tsp. cinnamon
2 tsp. cornstarch
2 tbsp. lemon juice
¼ cup fruit jam (I used peach)

For the topping:
½ cup all-purpose flour
3 tbsp. sugar
4 tbsp. unsalted butter, softened

Directions:
To prepare the filling, in a large skillet combine the apples, sugar, and cinnamon.

Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, for 5-7 minutes, until apples are tender

but still firm.  In a small cup, whisk together cornstarch and lemon juice.  Add to

the apple mixture and continue cooking, stirring constantly for 3 minutes or until

thickened.  Remove from heat and set aside to cool.

Preheat oven to 350°.  Line an 8×8” baking dish with foil, leaving overhang on both

sides for easy removal later.  Grease foil.

To make the base, in a medium bowl combine flour, sugar and salt.  Mix well.  Cut the

butter into the flour mixture using a pastry blender, two forks or your hands, until

it resembles breadcrumbs.  Press the mixture into the bottom of the prepared pan.

Bake for 10-12 minutes, until lightly browned around the edges.  Remove from the oven.

 Spread the fruit jam evenly on the base while it is still hot.  Top with the cooked

apple mixture.

In a medium bowl combine all ingredients for the topping.  Mix well until combined and

crumbly.  Sprinkle over the apple layer.  Bake for 25-30 minutes or until golden

brown.  Remove from the oven and allow to cool.  Using the foil, lift out of pan.  Cut

into squares and serve.  Eat warm or cold add whipped cream or ice cream

Source: adapted from My Kitchen Snippets

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