Apple Streusel Bars

1
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.

Rating:

★★★★★ 2 votes

Comments:
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

How to Make Apple Streusel Bars

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!

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About Apple Streusel Bars

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




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