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Apple Bars

A warm and comforting combination of oats, cinnamon and apples.
Kid friendly
Baked Apple Bars with oatmeal crumble on top are displayed on a platter.
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 45 minutes
Makes: 12 bars
Nutrition Facts: View label

Ingredients

½ cup all-purpose flour
½ cup whole-wheat flour
¼  teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ cup packed brown sugar
1 cup old fashioned rolled oats
½ teaspoon cinnamon
½ teaspoon nutmeg
1 pinch cloves (optional)
½ cup margarine or butter
3 cups sliced apples (about 2 apples, 3-inch diameter, peeled)
⅔ cup raisins
¼  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.

Notes

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

Comments

I made this recipe today and they did not set up as bars. More like a crumble. I followed recipe to a tee and baked for 40 min. The recipe resembled the Winter Fruit Crisp in crumbliness. Any suggestions?

Regardless, it was a HIT with the kids at the summer club I served it to. 

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

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