Apple Streusel Bars

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Happy Hump Day!

Who likes pie? Apple pie to be exact. Quite a while ago when we used to go apple picking every year I would make lots of apple pies. I used to freeze them and have them ready to bake at a moments notice. I loved all that. I don’t make apple pie that often anymore. But this dessert tastes just like apple pie and it feeds more people than a pie would!

This was so good! It disappeared pretty quickly!

Apple Streusel Bars

Sweet Pastry:
  • 2 c. flour
  • 1/2 c. sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 c. real butter, softened (no substitutions!)
  • 1 egg, beaten
Apple Filling:

  • 1/2 c. white sugar
  • 1/4 c. flour
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon (I used about 3 teaspoons.. I LOVE cinnamon)
  • 4 c. (about 3 medium) sliced, peeled baking apples (I used 4 Braeburn apples)
Glaze:
  • 2 c. powdered sugar
  • About 3 Tbsp. milk (whole milk is best)
  • 1 tsp. almond extract 
To prepare crust, mix flour, sugar, salt, and baking powder in a medium bowl. Cut in butter with a pastry blender or two knives until you have pea-sized crumbles. Gently mix in beaten egg. Spray a 9×13 baking dish with non-stick cooking spray. Gently pat about 2/3 of the crumb mixture onto the bottom of the dish. Preheat oven to 350 and set aside.

To prepare apple filling, combine flour, sugar, and cinnamon. Toss with apples and spread apples out on prepared crust. Sprinkle reserved crust mixture over apples evenly and bake in preheated oven for 40 minutes . When finished, allow to cool completely.

I am not kidding when I wrote that this tastes like apple pie! Make it and taste for yourself!

Besos,

Flor

Recipe Source lovin’ from the oven

 

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