Apple Cinnamon Bars

Source: United States Department of Agriculture

Serving size: 1 bar

Servings per recipe: 24 servings

Apples are sandwiched between two cinnamon crumb layers for a delicious treat.

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Ingredients

4 apple (medium)

1 cup flour
1⁄4 teaspoon salt
1⁄2 teaspoon baking soda
1⁄2 teaspoon cinnamon
1⁄2 cup brown sugar
1 cup oats (uncooked)

1⁄2 cup margarine (or butter)

Materials

1 large mixing bowl 2 table knives 1 apple peeler 1 baking dish

Instructions

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

2. Put the flour, salt, baking soda, cinnamon, brown sugar, and oats into the mixing bowl. Stir together.

3. Add the margarine to the bowl. Use 2 table knives to mix the ingredients and cut them into crumbs.

4. Lightly grease the bottom and sides of the baking dish with a little bit of shortening.
5. Spread half of the crumb mixture in the greased baking dish.
6. Remove the core from the apples and slice them. Put the apple slices into the baking dish.

7. Top the apples with the rest of the crumb mixture.

8. Bake in the oven for 40 – 45 minutes.

9. Cut into squares.

Notes

You can use applesauce (16 ounces) or canned apples in place of fresh apples. You can use either peeled or unpeeled apples.

More About Apples

How to Select

Choose firm, shiny, smooth-skinned apples with intact stems. Should smell fresh, not musty.

How to Store

Refrigerate apples in plastic bag away from strong-odored foods. Use within 3 weeks.

How to Prepare

Rinse the apples with water. You may scrub them with a produce brush. To peel, use a vegetable peeler or paring knife. Cut away the core and seeds, stem, and ends, then slice each quarter as desired.