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Apple Crumb Bars

 Apple Crumb Bars
This has been a favorite recipe of mine for many years. I've made these apple bars for parties and for family, and they're always a hit.
36 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Bake: 35 min.

Ingredients

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1-1/2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1-1/4 cups cold butter, divided
  • 5 to 6 cups thinly sliced peeled apples
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 cup cold water
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the flour, oats, brown sugar and baking
  • soda; cut in 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons butter until mixture resembles
  • coarse crumbs. Set aside 2 cups for topping. Press remaining crumbs
  • into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Arrange apples over top;
  • set aside.
  • In a saucepan, combine the sugar, cornstarch, water, vanilla and
  • remaining butter. Bring to a boil. Cook and stir for 2 minutes or
  • until thick and bubbly; spread over apples. Sprinkle with reserved
  • crumbs.
  • Bake at 350° for 35-45 minutes or until top is lightly browned.
  • Yield: 3-4 dozen.

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Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 174 calories, 7 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 17 mg cholesterol, 94 mg sodium, 28 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.