Apple Streusel Bars

Stacey Vadas

By
@savadas

This recipe has been a favorite at church events. It is so easy to make, but tastes like it came from a bakery. My step-daughter always requests this when she comes home from Florida.


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Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

40 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

2 c
flour
1/2 c
sugar
1/2 tsp
baking powder
1/2 tsp
salt
1 c
real butter, softened (do not use margarine)
1
egg, beaten
1/2 c
sugar
1/4 c
flour
1 tsp
cinnamon
1/2 tsp
nutmeg
4 c
peeled, sliced baking apples
2 c
powdered sugar
4 Tbsp
half and half
1 tsp
almond extract

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare crust as follows: mix 2 cups flour, 1/2 cup sugar, salt and baking powder in a medium bowl. Cut in butter with a pastry blender. Gently mix in beaten egg.
2
Spray a 9" x 13" baking dish with non-stick cooking spray. Pat about 2/3 of the crumb mixture into the bottom of the dish.
3
Prepare apple filling as follows: cut peeled apples into thin, 1/2" slices. In a medium bowl, combine 1/2 cup sugar, 1/4 cup flour, cinnamon and nutmeg. Toss with apples. Spread apples onto prepared crust. Sprinkle reserved crust mixture evenly over apples and bake 40 minutes. When finished, allow to cool completely.
4
Prepare glaze as follows: mix together powdered sugar, half and half and almond extract. Put in a plastic sandwich bag and cut off a tiny portion of one corner of the bag. Drizzle glaze over pastry and allow glaze to harden before cutting into bars. Enjoy!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies, Fruit Desserts
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: German
Other Tag: Quick & Easy