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Apple-Berry Streusel Bars Recipe

Apple-Berry Streusel Bars Recipe

With fruity filling and nutty topping, these attractive bars taste like they cost a pretty penny.—Jane Acree, Holcomb, Illinois
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 45 min. YIELD:48 servings

Ingredients

  • 2-1/2 cups plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour, divided
  • 2 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1-1/4 cups sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup butter, melted
  • 3 cups thinly sliced peeled tart apples
  • 1 jar (12 ounces) raspberry preserves
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped walnuts

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, combine 2-1/2 cups flour, oats, sugar, baking powder and cinnamon. Beat in butter just until moistened. Set aside 2 cups for topping.
  • 2. Pat remaining oat mixture into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Bake at 375° for 15 minutes.
  • 3. In a large bowl, toss apples with remaining flour; stir in the preserves. Spread over hot crust to within 1/2 in. of edges. Combine nuts and reserved oat mixture; sprinkle over fruit mixture.
  • 4. Bake 30-35 minutes longer or until lightly browned. Cool completely on a wire rack. Cut into bars. Yield: 4 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 bar equals 121 calories, 5 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 10 mg cholesterol, 56 mg sodium, 18 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.