Monday, November 8, 2010

Glazed Apple Bars


When we had our open house, I made these Glazed Apple Bars from one of my favorite blogs called Whatever. (www.megduerksen.typepad.com) If you haven't ever heard of her blog, you should go check it out. She's really fun and crafty and a great phographer! 


Anyways, back to the bars. I first saw this recipe last fall after I had just had Lucy. I really wanted to make them but figured I'd wait until I could fit back into my pre-maternity jeans before consuming large quantities of butter and sugar. This fall, I decided I'd just buy new jeans and make the bars. It was totally worth it! They are really easy and have only a few ingredients but you'd never know it! Plus they feed quite a lot of people so they're great to bring to a party. They seemed to be a hit at the open house and I promised Tina's Aunt Karen that I'd post the recipe so without further ado...here it is. This one's for you Aunt Karen! 

Glazed Apple Bars  


4 Cups Flour
2 1/3 Cups Sugar (divided)
1/2 teaspoon Salt
1 1/2 Cups Butter (room temp)
5 Granny Smith Apples, peeled and sliced
1 teaspoon cinnamon


Combine flour, 2 cups of sugar and salt. 
Cut in butter until crumbly
Take half of this mixture and press into a jelly roll pan
Top with the Granny Smith apples in rows. (When I did it, I didn't use all the apples because they didn't fit into "neat rows" but after I wished I had used them. So use up all those apple slices...they're called APPLE bars for goodness sakes!) 
Combine remaining sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle over apples
Crumble remaining flour mixture over apples
Bake at 350 for 50-60 minutes
Cool before drizzling glaze over top
Cut into squares and serve


Glaze
1 Cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 Tablespoon water
Stir to combine and drizzle over bars 




Gina

1 comment:

  1. Gina! Thank you for posting the recipe.
    I had asked everyone at the open house which sweets were good and they instantly pointed to the apple bars! I was not let down. Try these for yourself...but like Gina says...make sure you can still fit into your jeans afterwards ; )
    Auntie Karen

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