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Apple Kuchen Bars

 Apple Kuchen Bars
This recipe is about family, comfort and simplicity. My mom made this delicious sweet treat many a winters night and served it up warm with some of her famous homemade ice cream. I like to make a double batch and pass on the love! —Elizabeth Monfort, Celina, Ohio
24 ServingsPrep: 35 min. Bake: 1 hour + cooling

Ingredients

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 cups cold butter, divided
  • 4 to 5 tablespoons ice water
  • 8 cups thinly sliced peeled tart apples (about 8 medium)
  • 2 cups sugar, divided
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°. Place 2 cups flour and salt in a food
  • processor; pulse until blended. Add 1 cup butter; pulse until butter
  • is the size of peas. While pulsing, add just enough ice water to
  • form moist crumbs. Press mixture into a greased 13x9-in. baking pan.
  • Bake 20-25 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool on a
  • wire rack.
  • In a large bowl, combine apples, 1 cup sugar and cinnamon; toss to
  • coat. Spoon over crust. Place remaining flour, butter and sugar in
  • food processor; pulse until coarse crumbs form. Sprinkle over
  • apples. Bake 60-70 minutes or until golden brown and apples are
  • tender. Cool completely on a wire rack. Cut into bars. Yield: 2
  • dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 bar equals 240 calories, 12 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 30 mg cholesterol, 106 mg sodium,

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Apple Kuchen Bars (continued)

Nutritional Facts: 33 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.