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Caramel Apple Bars Recipe
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Caramel Apple Bars Recipe

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These bars make a great fall dessert. We like to warm individual servings in the microwave and serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. It quickly became a family favorite. Maybe it'll become one of your family's, too.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES:15-20 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES: 15-20 servings

Ingredients

  • CRUST:
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1-3/4 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 cup old-fashioned or quick-cooking oats
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans, optional
  • FILLING:
  • 4-1/2 cups coarsely chopped peeled tart apples
  • 3 tablespoons King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 package (14 ounces) caramels
  • 3 tablespoons butter

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 267 calories, 11 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 18 mg cholesterol, 266 mg sodium, 42 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, cream butter, shortening and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Add flour, oats, salt and baking soda; mix well. Stir in pecans if desired. Set aside 2 cups. Press remaining oat mixture into an ungreased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan.
  2. For filling, toss apples with flour; spoon over the crust. In a saucepan, melt the caramels and butter over low heat; drizzle over apples. Top with the reserved oat mixture.
  3. Bake at 400° for 25-30 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool before cutting into bars. Yield: 15-20 servings.
Originally published as Caramel Apple Bars in Country Extra September 1993, p51

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 267 calories, 11 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 18 mg cholesterol, 266 mg sodium, 42 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.

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Reviewed May. 20, 2012

these are great. We use ice cream on top of each bar or they are toooo rich!

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Reviewed Sep. 1, 2008

Eat these hot with a dollop of vanilla ice cream and you will enjoy a little piece of heaven.

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Reviewed Aug. 1, 2008

The caramel burned when I went to do something else, so I did not use it. But the bars were very good without it!!! I eat them cold.

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