Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Apple Streusel Bars

Can I just say these are fabulous and oh so easy!!! I found these from another food blog and yet again I misplaced where I got it from. So sorry to whomever this came from. My husband absolutely loved these. Next time I think we will try them with blueberries or some other kind of berry or fruit other than apples. They are kind of a cross between pie and a danish pastry. Anyway, you must try these.

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!!!

Just get a fork and eat it straight out of the pan!!

1 comment:

Coleen's Recipes said...

Oh yum! I'm printing this out right now. I think this would be delicious with a fruit that has a little bite to it, like raspberries.