Secret Recipe Club: Yumsilicious Oatmeal Apple Pie Bars
It is time again for the Secret Recipe Club, just like last month, I was given another blog to choose a recipe for preparing and featuring on my site. I was given Yumsilicious. This blog was a bit more challenging for me because I am not much of a baker. And there are a lot of baking recipes on her site, including this one.
But after taking a some scans through her site I settled upon these bars. And I am so glad that I did. We loved them and my son thought they were cereal bars and gobbled one up for a snack. They aren’t loaded with sugar and I used fresh apples and oats so I was feeling pretty good about that snack choice for him.
I hope that you enjoy them as much as we did and take a few moments to go over and check out Yumsilicious blog and other recipes.
Oatmeal Apple Pie Bars
Tricia @ Onceamonthmom.com adapted from
- 3 large apples, peeled, cored and sliced
- 1 tbsp butter
- 2 tbsp packed brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon ground ginger
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- .125 teaspoons salt
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 cup quick cooking oats, not instant
- 1 stick butter, melted
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 9×9 inch baking pan with foil/parchment.
Make the filling : Melt butter in a large saucepan. Add all remaining filling ingredients and cook, stirring often and apples begin to tenderize and caramelize, about 10 minutes. Add water or brandy if the filling seems too thick, a tbsp at a time. Set aside to cool, while you begin wokring on the crust.
Make the crust: Whisk together the flour, baking soda, salt, brown sugar and oats. Add the melted butter and incorporate well. Separate about 1 1/2 cups of the crust mixture and press into the bottom of the pan.
Spoon the filling over the crust, trying to ensure a more or less single layer. Sprinkle on the remaining crust mixture. Bake for 30 – 35 minutes, until the topping is light golden brown. Cool on a wire rack completely, and cut into squares. I had no trouble cutting, but if you do, refrigerate the bars for about an hour, which will allow cleaner cuts. Serve plain, or with some ice-cream.
Cut into bars, wrap in plastic wrap and place in a gallon freezer bag. Freeze. To serve: Thaw, or heat in the microwave.
Servings: 8 bars
This Post will be linked at:
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- Just Another Meatless Monday at Hey What’s For Dinner Mom? (Vegetarian)