Apple Streusel Bars
2 c. flour
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup REAL butter, softened(no subsitutions)
1 egg, beaten
Apple/or any fruit you like Filling:
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/8 cup sugar
1/4 cup flour
1 tsp. cinnamon
4 cups chopped peeled apples~4 cups any fruit or berry you like
2 cups powdered sugar
about 3 T. milk
1 tsp. almond extract~don't leave out gives great flavor
To prepare crust, mix flour, sugar, salt, and baking powder in a medium bowl. Cut in butter with a pastry blender or two knives until you have pea-sized crumbs. Gently mix in beaten egg, till well combined. Grease a 9x13 pan with cooking spray. Gently pat about 2/3 of the crumb mixture onto the bottom of the dish. Set aside. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
To prepare filling:combine the flour, sugars, and cinnamon. Toss with the apples or other fruit and spread out onto crust in pan. Sprinkle reserved crumb mixture evenly over the apples and bake in the oven for 40 minutes. Take out and allow to cool completely.
This is what it will look like after sprinkling the reserved crumb mixture over before baking:
To prepare glaze, whisk together powdered sugar , almond extract, and enough milk to achieve desired consistency. Place glaze in a ziploc bag and cut off a very small portion of one of the corners and drizzle glaze over cooled pastry and allow to harden. Cut into bars and serve.
Doesn't that look yummy!!!