Apple Pie Bars – Country Cooking

  • on June 26, 2007
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Ingrients & Directions

Topping (recipe follows) 1 ts Vanilla
2 c Plus 3 T unsifted all 1 c Grated Cheddar cheese
-purpose flour 1 ts Grated lemon rind
1/4 ts Salt 1/2 ts Ground cinnamon
3/4 c (1 1/2 sticks) butter, 1/4 ts Ground nutmeg
-softened 5 c Peeled, cored and grated
1/2 c Sugar -assorted apples
1 lg Egg lightly beaten 1 tb Fresh lemon juice

1. Heat oven to 425’F. Grease a 13by 9-inch baking pan.

2. Prepare Crumb Topping (recipe follows); set aside. In small bowl,
combine 2 C flour and the salt; set aside. In large bowl, with
electric mixer on medium speed, beat butter and 1/4 C sugar until
combined. Add egg and beat until smooth. Stir in vanilla.

3. Gradually add flour mixture to butter mixture until soft dough
forms. With fingers, press dough evenly into greased pan.

4. In large bowl, combine cheese, remaining 1/4 C sugar, remaining 3
T flour, the lemon rind, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Fold in apples and
lemon juice. Spoon apple mixture over dough in pan. Sprinkle Crumb
Topping evenly over apple mixture.

5. Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until golden. Cool completely on wire
rack-at least 40 minutes. Refrigerate until ready to serve, then cut
into bars.

Crumb Topping: In medium-size bowl, combine 1/4 C unsifted allpurpose
flour and 1/3 C sugar. With pastry blender or 2 knives, cut in 5 T
butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.

Country Cooking/Summer/94 Scanned & fixed by Di and Gary

16 bars

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