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Can I just say these are aMaaaaaaaaZing!
The salted caramel is the Boom-digity!
If you don’t have it on hand, go make it here (she has pictures!)
This morning my little goober and I busied ourselves in the kitchen making this. He is always my side kick begging for a schlick or two… I had pined this recipe from pinterest recently. I wanted to make something with my home-canned apple pie filling. Stirring up some salted caramel that I have never tried before was an added bonus. (Amen and Amen!!)
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SALTED CARAMEL APPLE PIE BARS
Preheat the oven to 300F degrees. Line an 8-inch baking pan with aluminum foil or parchment paper. Leave enough for over hang.
Mix crust ingredients in order given in a bowl:
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
Press the mixture evenly into the prepared baking pan. Bake for 15 minutes. Meanwhile prepare apple filling and streusel.
For the apple filling I used 1 quart jar of home made apple pie filling I had on hand and added 2 Tablespoons of flour. I’m sure you could use boughten canned pie filling and add flour that that as well.
If you don’t have any canned pie filling proceed as follows:
Mix already sliced apples, flour, granulated sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg together in a large bowl until the apples are evenly coated.
- 2 large apples, peeled and thinly sliced (1/4 inch thick)
- 2 Tablespoons flour
- 2 Tablespoons sugar
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
Next mix together the streusel in a separate bowl.
Stir together the oats, brown sugar, cinnamon, and flour together in a medium bowl.
- 1/2 cup oatmeal
- 1/3 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 cup flour
- 1/4 cup unsalted butter, cold and cubed
Cut in the chilled butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. I used my hand-held blender. It was a Christmas gift from the Husband. If you don’t have one, add it to your wish list for this year now.
You should have two bowls something like this by the time your crust is ready to come out of the oven.
My little goober boy helping. “Say Cheese for Mommy!”
First pour the apple mixture on the hot crust.
Then with your hands sprinkle on the streusel.
Bake for 30-35 minutes until streusel is golden brown.
Load your Salted Caramel sauce (that you can make from here) on top of bars after cooled and removed from pan and parchment paper. You can eat them warm or cold. Keep bars in an airtight container and store in fridge.
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