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Apple Streusel Bar

The other night we were looking for a quick and easy treat that wasn’t your typical brownie, cookie, or cupcake. We found this Apple Streusel Bar recipe from Our Best Bites and it was really yummy. In fact, we quite enjoyed it. We had to hurry and snap a picture so the one above doesn’t really do this bar justice, but that’s what happens sometimes. We have kids and that means I don’t get to take 20 min to set everything up and take a gorgeous picture. I’m ok with that though.

Do Apples Lose Their Nutrition When Cooked?

Cooking apples will tend to decrease the vitamin C content, since this nutrient is particularly susceptible to heat.

However, not all of the vitamin C is lost and apples are rich in many other nutrients as well.

What Is The Best Kind Of Apple To Bake?

The best baking apples offer a balance of sweet and tart flavors as well as flesh that doesn’t break down in the oven.

Some recommended apples for baking are, Jonathans and Jonagolds, Honeycrisp, Granny Smith, Winesap, Braeburn, and Rome Beauty.

What Is Streusel?

Streusel is a crumbly topping for cakes, pies or bars.

Streusel is made from fat, flour, sugar, and often cinnamon.

Apple Streusel Bar

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Apple Streusal Bar

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 12 -15
Apple Streusel Bar is the perfect alternative to cookies or brownies. They have yummy apples and a sweet, crisp streusel on top!

Ingredients

Sweet Pastry

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 1 large egg beaten

Apple Filling

  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 4 cup baking apples about 3 medium sliced, peeled

Glaze

  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • about 3 tablespoons milk whole milk is best
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract

Instructions

For the Crust

  • Mix flour, sugar, salt, and baking powder in a medium bowl.
  • Cut in the butter with a pastry blender or two knives until you have pea-sized crumbles.
  • Gently mix in the beaten egg.
  • Spray a 9×13 baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.
  • Gently pat about 2/3 of the crumb mixture onto the bottom of the dish.
  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and set aside the pan.

For the Filling

  • Combine the flour, sugar, and cinnamon and toss with apples.
  • Spread apples out on prepared crust.
  • Sprinkle reserved crust mixture over apples evenly and bake in preheated oven for 40 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and cool.

To Prepare the Glaze

  • Whisk together powdered sugar, almond extract, and enough milk to achieve desired consistency.
  • Drizzle the glaze over the bars and serve.

Notes

store in the refrigerator
Nutrition Facts
Apple Streusal Bar
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 391 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 10g63%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
Cholesterol 54mg18%
Sodium 225mg10%
Potassium 98mg3%
Carbohydrates 60g20%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 41g46%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 516IU10%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 22mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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